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Turbonilla hofmani (Angas, 1877

Description: Shell large, wide, spire straight sided, up to 10 whorls. Protoconch coiled (Type B), of about 2 whorls, set on teleoconch with axis inclined at about 110 to teleoconch axis. Teleoconch whorls moderately convex, sculptured with strong axial folds, on last whorl terminating level with top of aperture; no spiral sculpture. Aperture wide, columella without plaits. Shell slightly translucent to opaque white.

Size: Up to 10 mm in length.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia: Stradbroke Island, Qld, southwards and around southern Australia to south-western WA, including Tas.

Habitat: Most of the available specimens are from beach washup, but presumably lives in the low intertidal and shallow subtidal. Common.

Comparison: This is distinguished within the genus by having a wide shell with straight spire outline.

Fig. 1: Port Stephens, NSW, in 513 m. (C342949)


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