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Chrysallida exserta (Laseron, 1951)

Description: Shell medium size, elongate, moderately wide, spire convex in outline, about 5 teleoconch whorls, last whorl of shell length. Protoconch infolded, type C. Whorls rounded, sculptured with strong axial folds that fade out before lower suture; base of last whorl smooth. Aperture wide, no columella fold. Shell translucent white becoming opaque with age.

Size: Holotype 3.6 mm in length.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia. Known from Yamba, NSW, southwards to Crookhaven, NSW.

Habitat: Subtidal, 5585 m. Very uncommon in NSW.

Fig. 1: Off Crookhaven, NSW in 5564 m (C.105372 HOLOTYPE) Photo Australian Museum.


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