warina (Periwinkle)
In palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, with thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.

Lunella undulata (Periwinkle)

Periwinkles aggregating on a rocky reef.

The periwinkle, Lunella undulata, is a moderately sized marine gastropod (snail) that is found on exposed sand-scoured reef and boulder habitat in shallow or inter-tidal zones (<20 m) of temperate waters around southern Australia. Periwinkles grow to a maximum length of ~65 mm and are targeted by commercial fishers by hand from subtidal reefs around the coast of Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The majority of Periwinkle commercial catch in Australia is harvested from Tasmania and South Australia and consists of Lunella undulata. In other states, small volumes are also harvested along with the closely related Lunella torquata and Turbo militaris. A small recreational fishery for all genus Turbo species is also sustained in Tasmania.

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