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Bonellitia scobina (Hedley & Petterd, 1906)

Description: Whorls strongly shouldered, flat or concave above shoulder, rounded below. Axial sculpture of moderately sharp ribs, about 15 on body whorl; ribs cross  shoulder but end before suture. Spiral sculpture of fine threads which forms beads at intersections with axial ribs. Umbilicus absent; columella calloused with three strong plaits. In mature shells, outer lip thickened internally with about seven denticles, and with varix externally. Colour white, with fawn hairy periostracum when alive.

Size: Up to 9 mm in length.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia: known from Capricorn Channel, Queensland, to Bermagui, NSW.

Habitat: Subtidal, 366-1120 metres. Uncommon.

Figs. 1,2  Off Ulladulla, NSW, in 549 m (C.370455)


Copyright Des Beechey 2005