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Vercomaris pergradata (Verco, 1904)

Description: Protoconch consisting of 1 smooth whorls. Teleoconch of 4 strongly shouldered whorls, with spiral and axial sculpture; concave above shoulder, weakly convex below, coronate on shoulder. Axial sculpture of weak ribs or folds, 20 per whorl. Spiral ribs strong, eight on body whorl, weakly or strongly nodulose at intersection with axials. Aperture elongate; outer lip crenulate. Umbilicus absent. Columella with two weak plaits. Colour pale chestnut.

Size: Typically 10 mm in length.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia: Narrabeen, NSW, to Kangaroo Island, SA.

Habitat: Subtidal, 30-274 metres. Uncommon.

Figs. 1,2   PARATYPE   St Vincents Gulf, SA (C.019969)

Copyright Des Beechey 2005