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Sticteulima cameroni Laseron, 1955

Description: Shell relatively small, stout, spire bent. Whorls convex, smooth, suture well defined; outer lip scars not aligned from whorl to whorl, creating bend in suture above. Aperture relatively long, about one-third of shell length; outer lip sinuous, inner lip reflected over base. Shell colourless-transparent with groups of brown dashes on each whorl and a similar band below periphery of last whorl.

Size: Up to 5.2 mm in length.

Distribution: Papua New Guinea and Australia. In Australia, northern Queensland southwards to Sydney, and one specimen from Wilson Inlet, south-western WA.

Habitat: Most specimens are from beach washup. WA specimen is from 73-77 m depth. Host unknown. Moderately common.

Fig. 1: Yamba, NSW (C.103030 SYNTYPE)


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