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Family  Pulsellidae

Pulsellid tusk shells




The Pulsellidae is classified within the order Gadilida and has the anatomical and radula characters of the order. The shells are small, up to 12 mm in length, smooth, and either circular or sub-circular in cross section.

Family reference: Lamprell, K.L. & Healy, J.M. 1998. A revision of the Scaphopoda from Australian waters (Mollusca) Records of the Australian Museum Supplement 24: 1189.

Coverage: All the NSW species of the Pulsellidae are detailed here.

Identification notes: Shells are small, up to 12 mm in length, without sculpture (although the shell surface may be irregular), and the cross section is not circular.


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