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Enixotrophon carduelis (Watson, 1886)

Description: Shell of about six whorls, moderately broad, with a height to width ratio of about 1.7-1.9 to 1. There are 7 to 12 simple, open fronted varices on the body whorl, forming a hollow spine at the shoulder. Radial sculpture absent. Columella and outer lip smooth. Anterior canal moderately long, open and twisted. Exterior and interior white.

Size: Typically 50 mm in length, maximum 63 mm.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia; known from Angourie, NSW, to Great Australian Bight, and eastern Tasmania, at depths of 300-1200 metres.

Comparison: This species is very similiar in sculpture to Enixotrophon obtusiliratum, but the shell is larger, wider and heavier.

Figs. 1,2: (DLB unreg)

Copyright Des Beechey 2000