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Eulimella hasta Laseron, 1951

Description: Shell medium size, very elongate and pointed, up to 11 whorls. Protoconch (Type B) coiled, of 1 whorls, set on teleoconch with axis inclined at about 110 to teleoconch axis. Teleoconch whorls straight or slightly convex, smooth, without axial or spiral sculpture apart from irregular axial growth lines. Suture strongly indented.  Aperture teardrop-shaped, columella without plaits. Shell colourless transparent becoming opaque white with age.

Size: Up to 7 mm in length.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia: known from Sydney and Sussex Inlet, NSW.

Habitat: Known from beach washup and down to 16 m. Very uncommon.

Fig. 1: Off Shark Point, Sydney Harbour (C.031817 HOLOTYPE).


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