Alaginella malina (Hedley, 1915)
Diagnosis: Shell small, transparent colourless to opaque white, very strongly narrowed anteriorly; spire low; aperture moderately wide; lip moderately thickened internally, usually smooth, rarely weakly denticulate, slightly flared posteriorly; external varix present; posterior notch weak; columella with four strong plaits occupying slightly more than half the aperture.
Size: Up to 3.5 mm in length
Museum Collection: off Lady
Musgrave Is., central
Synonymy: Marginella malinoides Gabriel, 1961 (Hewish in Wilson, 1994).
Remarks: This is subtidal species, not known from beach specimens
Figs. 1,2: HOLOTYPE; off Narrabeen, NSW, in 80 fathoms (146 m) (C.025936)
Copyright Des Beechey 2003