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Curveulima litoris Laseron, 1955

Description: Shell very small, moderately wide, spire slightly bent, protoconch large. Whorls straight or convex in outline, smooth. Scars from previous positions of outer lip aligned from whorl to whorl, suture bent at positions of scars. Aperture relatively short and wide, one-quarter of shell length. Outer lip strongly convex in profile, sinuous with small sinus below suture. Shell transparent, becoming opaque white with age.

Size: Up to 3.5 mm in length.

Distribution: Known only from the type locality of Manly Beach, NSW, and from Port Stephens, NSW.

Habitat: Habitat and host unknown. Rare.

Fig. 1: Manly Beach, NSW (C.103017 SYNTYPE)


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