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Tritonoharpa coxi (Brazier, 1872)

Description: Shell with rounded whorls with varices regularly spaced around spire. Axial sculpture of ribs inclined at about 20 degrees to varices, about 25 on penultimate whorl, forming coronations at suture. Spiral sculpture of low, wide, close spaced spiral ribs. Outer lip weakly lirate within; inner lip smooth, expanded to stand free of the columella; columella without plaits. Colour cream, with brown zones on varices and large pale, tan areas about half way between varices.

Size: Up to 25 mm in length.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia; Yamba to Sydney, NSW.

Habitat: All known specimens beach collected. Rare.

Remarks:. The photographed specimen has the protoconch broken off.  This species is discussed in detail by Beu & Maxwell (1987).

Figs. 1,2  Wooli, NSW (C.138202)

Copyright Des Beechey 2005