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Vexillum acromiale (Hedley, 1915)

Description: Whorls rounded, weakly to strongly shouldered. Sculptured with curved axial ribs, 11-19 on body whorl, becoming weaker on last half of body whorl of mature shells. Spiral sculpture of fine striae, 9-18 on body whorl, plus 5-7 spiral cords on base; often a stronger spiral on shoulder, nodulose at intersections with axial ribs. Outer lip simple, curved in profile, usually no lirae internally; columella with four plaits. Colour white, fawn or pale pinkish.

Size: Up to 16 mm in length.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia; Cape Moreton, Queensland, to King Georges Sound, WA, including Tasmania.

Habitat: Known from 27-549 metres. Common.

Figs. 1,2: E of Sydney in 549 m (C.309396)


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