species: Conomurex luhuanus in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Conomurex luhuanus

©Anne Hoggett: Conomurex luhuanus at South Island, Lizard Island Group. Note outer lip is slightly inturned.

©Anne Hoggett: Conomurex luhuanus as found, covered with sand and algae on sand at low tide, South Island, Lizard Island Group.

©Anne Hoggett: Conomurex luhuanus as found on the reef flat at Coconut Beach, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Littorinimorpha
Family Strombidae
Genus Conomurex
Species Conomurex luhuanus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



This shell is a common component of Aboriginal middens on Lizard Island.

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Wilson, B. (1993). Australian Marine Shells: 1. Prosobranch gastropods Odyssey Publishing, Kallaroo, Western Australia.

Other references

  • Lambrides, A.B.J., I.J. McNiven, S.J. Aird, K.A. Lowe, P. Moss, C. Rowe, C. Harris, C. Maclaurin, S.A. Slater, K. Carroll, M.H. Cedar, F. Petchey, C. Reepmeyer, M. Harris, J. Charlie, E. McGreen, P. Baru and S. Ulm (2020). Changing use of Lizard Island over the past 4000 years and implications for understanding Indigenous offshore island use on the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland Archaeological Research, 23: 43-109. LIRS catalog number 2470.
  • Lentfer, C.J., M.W. Felgate, R.A. Mills and J. Specht (2014). Human history and palaeoenvironmental change at Site 17, Freshwater Beach, Lizard Island, Northeast Queensland, Australia. Queensland Archaeological Research, 16: 141-164. LIRS catalog number 1757.
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