Scabricola casta (Gmelin, 1791)

Scabricola casta is moderately uncommon to sometimes moderately common. It lives in sand on lagoon, pinnacle and seaward reefs, usually at depths of 8 to at least 20m.

The brown band is periostracum, which sometimes wears off the white shell in life and will disappear completely if an empty shell is soaked in chlorine bleach.

Created 6 September 2015

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