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Black Nerite

Scientific Name: Nerita atramentosa

Description: Black Nerites are glossy black on the top and have a distinctive white lip underneath with a black operculum. A herbivorous snail, the Black Nerite is particularly abundant in the holes on the basalt boulders within the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary.

Type: Gastropod (Grazers)
Where to find: Intertidal Reefs
Size: 28mm