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Fusceulima jacksonensis Laseron, 1955

Description: Shell very small, short and stout, up to 4 teleoconch whorls, spire not bent. Whorls weakly convex, suture slightly impressed. Two scars per whorl from previous positions of outer lip, aligned from whorl to whorl on last 2 or 3 whorls. Aperture short and wide; outer lip sinuous in profile. Shell glossy, transparent yellow or brown, becoming opaque with age.

Size: Up to 2.5 mm in length.

Distribution: Specimens seen from Port Stephens, NSW, southwards and around southern Australia to Port Fairy, Victoria, including Tasmania

Habitat: Most specimens are from beach washup, with a few from algae and rock washings down to 20 m. Host unknown. Fairly common.

Synonymy: A previously recognised synonym is Fusceulima sucina Laseron, 1955.

Fig. 1: Fairlight, North Harbour, Sydney, NSW (C.362888)

Fig. 2: Fairlight, North Harbour, Sydney, NSW (C.103028 SYNTYPE)

 

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