- Chicken Venus
- Hen Venus
Shell elongate, solid, quite heavy and more or less rectangular in outline. Exterior sculpture of numerous, strong, well-defined concentric ridges with fine radial lines (striae). Exterior shell cream to fawn colour with poorly defined markings. Interior colour pink to deep purple toward the margins. Shell up to 4 cm across.
This species is preyed upon by sea snails (gastropod species in the family Naticidae and Muricidae), sea stars, fish.
In sand off sheltered ocean beaches, from low tide to depth of 36 m.
South-eastern Australia, excluding Tasmania.
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed