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Snail, Southern Olive

Amalda australis

Pūpū piatāta

Pūpū piatāta
Pūpū-rore
Snail, Southern Olive
Te ouara
Tikoaka
Uere

Invertebrate

Mollusca

Gastropoda

Olividae

Sandy/Muddy Shore Intertidal
Sandy/Muddy Shore Intertidal
Soft Bottom Subtidal
Soft Bottom Subtidal

Feeding:
Predator
Predator
Distribution:
New Zealand
New Zealand
Edibility:
Unknown Edibility
Unknown Edibility
Size:
Coin Sized
Coin Sized



Smooth polished shell, elongated and relatively broad at the tip. The shell has a wide central band of bluish brown. The operuculum (door) is horny and golden yellow.


More common tin the North and Northern South Islands, in all soft substrate, including open ocean beaches. from low intertidal to subtidal.


Predator who hunts from just underneath the sediment, leaving distinctive trails. The siphon usually extends above the sand/mud.When hunting the shell is completely covered by the white and grey speckled animal.







Coastal Marine Invertebrates Vol 1.