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Eulitoma nitens Laseron, 1954

Description: Shell very small, spire not bent, with large blunt apex. Whorls straight sided, sutures indistinct. Scars from previous positions of outer lip weak but well defined, not aligned from whorl to whorl; suture not bent at scars. Aperture moderately narrow; outer lip flared, sinuous in profile. Shell smooth and polished, colourless-transparent to opaque white.

Size: Holotype 3.5 mm in length

Distribution: Reported from Port Stephens, Pittwater and Sydney Harbour, NSW. Specimens seen only from Port Jackson, NSW.

Habitat: Unknown

Fig. 1: In 6-9 fathoms (11-16 m) off Sow and Pigs Reef, Port Jackson, Sydney, NSW (C.103033, HOLOTYPE)


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