Animal Species:Cart-rut Shell
When it was first discovered, this species was named the Cart-rut Shell because the grooves resembled the narrow, deep wheel ruts of the horse-and-carriage vehicles of the day.
Standard Common Name
The Cart-rut Shell is a large white snail with deep, parallel ridges or grooves in its shell.
The Cart-rut Shell is found in Southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia to Western Australia.
The Cart-rut Shell lives on intertidal rock platforms.
Other behaviours and adaptations
The Cart-rut Shell has a canal at the front edge of its shell, through which it siphons water to detect its prey.