Animal Species:Black Nerites
This species is hard to miss when visiting the rocky shores of Sydney.
Standard Common Name
Black Nerites have a thick black shell and white underside. Their strong shell allows them to withstand large waves.
The Black Nerite is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
The Black Nerite lives on intertidal rocky shores.
Mating and reproduction
Black Nerites form dense clusters in moist areas. Being close together traps moisture between them and also enables sperm transfer.