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Puncturella corolla Verco, 1908

Description: Shell oval, widest centrally. Apex slightly behind centre, backward pointing and recurved. Anterior slope convex, posterior slope concave. Slit occupying middle quarter or third of anterior slope; internally a small shelf, convex towards the interior, covers the upper end of the slit. Selenizone a groove from apex to slit, with erect lunulae; raised rib extends from slit to margin. Sculptured with numerous fine foliaceous radial ribs with secondary riblets between. Margin crenulate internally. Colour white externally and internally.

Size: Up to 33 mm in length.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia: Brisbane, Queensland, to Cape Jaffa, SA.

Habitat: Taken in 100-741 m. Moderately common.

Fig. 1 PARATYPE Off Cape Jaffa, SA, in 238 m (C.030654).


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