leucozona (A.Adams & Angas, 1864)
Shell tall and slender, glossy, whorls rounded, sutures deeply
channeled, aperture more than half total shell length.
Outer lip of aperture smooth inside and outside.
Posterior canal deep, forming the channeled suture.
Anterior canal short and wide.
Columella smooth, concave, with a
weakly ridged plait at the bottom. Fasciolar
band thickly calloused, with a sharp edge
commencing adjacent to centre of aperture.
Background colour fawn; light coloured spiral band below suture
and usually another below centre of body whorl; large brown splashes
below suture; rest of body whorl weakly or strongly marked with diffuse
brown markings, sometimes as axial zigzag lines.
Fasciolar band plain fawn, or with irregular brown
markings, usually obscuring underlying pattern.
Operculum horny, filling the entire aperture.
Up to 15 mm in length.
Known from 11 – 146 metres, and occasionally as empty beach shells.
A synonym is Olivella brazieri Angas, 1877.
The specimen described and illustrated by
Figs. 1a, 2a: 2 km SE of Long Bay, NSW, in 40 m (C.330353)
Figs. 1b, 2b: 3 km E of Long Bay, NSW, in 47 m (C.166282)
Copyright Des Beechey 2000