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Austrocochlea rudis
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Apertural view of a shell of Austrocochlea rudis
Scientific classification
  • Fractarmilla rudis auct.
  • Labio rudis A. Adams, 1851
  • Monodonta carbonaria Philippi, 1848
  • Monodonta melanostoma Menke, 1843
  • Monodonta rudis Gray, 1826 (original description)
  • Trochacochlea chloropoda Tate, 1879
  • Trochus carbonaria auct.
  • Trochus rudis auct.

Austrocochlea rudis, common name the rough periwinkle or the roughened austrocochlea, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.


The imperforate shell has an orbiculate-conical shape. The blunt spire shows transversal black lines and oblique longitudinal striae. The columella is subtuberculate. The smooth lip is black and within with a golden yellow margin.


This marine species is endemic to Australia and occurs off South Australia and Western Australia

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