Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

The Museum will be open today at Level 2. Please scan in and wear a mask; we can't wait to see you.

Arabic Volute, Alcithoe arabica, IV43274

Physical Description

Small sized volute shell with a rounded shoulder, steep spire, and wide mouth. The surface is mostly creamy pink coloured, with bands of dark brown zigzag patterns. The spire attachment to the body whorl is deformed, possibly from damage to the young shell which then continued to grow.


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 89 x 42 x 38mm

All Rights Reserved