Cypraea xanthodon Sowerby 1832
yellow toothed cowrie

family Cypraeidae

bluish-green with 3 darker bands, central brown blotch and side flecks. sides with brown spots; base brown to rose; apertural teeth short and reddish yellow.

Distribution =   Torres Strait to central NSW, the only cowrie endemic to eastern Australia.
Max size =   40mm