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Family  Peraclididae




The Peraclididae is a family of sea butterflies that live in the plankton at depths of 200-4000 m. They have an extremely fragile sinistral shell, usually less that 7 mm in length, which has a rostrum, or beak-like extension of the outer lip of the aperture. Two species of this family are recorded from NSW.

Peracle reticulata (d'Orbigny, 1834)

Peracle valdiviae (Meisenheimer, 1905)


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