A Photographic Guide to Seashore Life of Australia
A companion for those who wish to visit Australia's ocean shores at low tide to identify the creatures found there. It provides identification of 250 common species found between the low-tide and high-tide mark on rocky shores, as well as a sample of some sand and muddy shore inhabitants.
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algae Anemone animals aperture apex areas Australia bands barnacles beaches body whorl carapace chelae chelipeds chiton coasts columella coral cream crevices dark brown distinctive eastern edge eroded estuaries exterior feeds Fiddler Crab flat flattened fronds gastropod Geraldton green grey habitat high-tide levels Houtman Abrolhos including Tasmania Inside the shell intertidal Limpet low-tide levels lowest tide levels mangroves margin mid-tide level molluscs mottling nodules North West Cape northern occurs at low-tide operculum orange outer lip oval periostracum plates purple Queensland ranges from NSW ranges from southern reefs ridges rock pools rocky ocean shores rocky shores rounded sand sandy sculpture Sea Urchin seagrass Seastar Shark Bay shell colour sheltered Shore Crab shores to southern Siphon Shell smooth southern Australia southern NSW southern Queensland southern shores species ranges spines spiral ribs spire striations Tasmania tentacles tropical tube feet valve Victoria walking legs wave yellow zone