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Gadila angustior (Verco, 1911)

Description: Shape moderately and evenly curved, slowly tapering. Weight light. Aperture diameter 0.5-0.6 mm. Apex diameter 0.2 mm. Sculpture absent. Transverse sculpture absent. Aperture circular or laterally compressed. Colour transparent when fresh, becoming opaque white with age.

Size: Up to 5 mm in length.

Distribution: Global distribution unknown. Assumed to be endemic to Australia with a distribution from southern NSW southwards to western SA. Lamprell & Healy (1998: Fig. 157) also show a record from off Eighty Mile Beach, central Western Australia, but it is not mentioned in the text so I assume it is spurious.

Habitat: Dredged from 24 to 67 m (Lamprell & Healy, 1998) and occasionally in beach wash-up. Uncommon.

Fig. 1: 7585-1 Fingal Bay, Port Stephens, NSW, in beach wash-up (C.172631; sand grains visible inside shell).


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