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Granulina nympha (Brazier, 1894)

Diagnosis: Shell minute, colourless transparent to opaque white; spire immersed; lip strongly thickened internally, denticulate along its length; external varix present; siphonal notch absent; collabral parietal callus ridge present; columella with four strong plaits.

Size: Adults 1.32 mm in length.

Distribution: Australian Museum collection: Bowen , Queensland , to Great Australian Bight , WA , but not Tasmania ; intertidal to 64 metres.  Common.

Comparison: Distinguished by its minute size, denticulate interior of outer lip, and varix on the outer lip.  (See Identification of beach specimens)

Remarks: This species is common as empty shells on beaches in Sydney Harbour and on the open coast.

Figs. 1,2: Little Coogee Bay, Sydney (C.307660)

Copyright Des Beechey 2004