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Black Nerite

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Scientific name
Nerita atramentosa 
Common name
Black Nerite
Life on the Edge
Page 30
Group
Sea Snails
Where to find
Mid to high intertidal areas of rocky shores
Description

Black Nerites are glossy black on the top and have a distinctive white lip underneath with a black operculum. Shell up to 3 cm long

An herbivorous snail, the Black Nerite is particularly abundant in the holes on the basalt boulders within the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary.

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