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Cadulus occiduus Verco, 1911

Description: Shape swollen near middle and towards aperture. Weight light. Aperture diameter 1.2 mm. Apex diameter 0.7 mm. Sculpture absent. Transverse sculpture absent. Aperture oblique, slightly laterally compressed. Colour transparent when fresh, becoming opaque white with age.

Size: Up to 10 mm in length.

Distribution: Global distribution unknown. In Australia, from central NSW, around southern Australia, to central WA, including Tas.

Habitat: Found intertidally and dredged down to 2900 m (Lamprell & Healy, 1998). Uncommon in eastern and southern Australia, more common in WA.

Fig. 1: Woodmans Point, Cockburn Sound, WA. (C.173956).


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