Pterynotus tripterus (Born, 1778)

Pterynotus tripterus is rare in the Marshalls. Specimens have been found under rocks or exposed on a hard reef substrate on lagoon pinnacles and the seaward reef, at depths from about 3 to 20m. Shells are usually heavily encrusted, helping them blend in well with their surroundings.

A smaller, relatively clean shell from a lagoon pinnacle.

Created 1 October 2010
Updated 15 August 2015

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