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Fusceulima castanea (Laseron, 1955)

Description: Shell relatively small, up to 6 teleoconch whorls, protoconch large, spire not bent. Whorls weakly convex, suture slightly impressed. Two scars per whorl from previous positions of outer lip, aligned from whorl to whorl on last 2 or 3 whorls. Aperture short and wide; outer lip sinuous in profile with strong sinus below suture. Shell uniformly mid-brown, base paler.

Size: Up to 4 mm in length.

Distribution: Known only from Port Stephens and Sydney Harbour, NSW.

Habitat: Specimens are from beach washup and dredgings down to 27 m. Host unknown. Rare.

Fig. 1: Port Jackson, Sydney, NSW (C.103034, SYNTYPE)


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