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Cadulus simillimus Watson, 1879

Description: Shape slightly curved, greatly swollen at middle. Weight light. Aperture diameter 1.25 mm. Apex diameter 1.2 mm. Sculpture absent. Transverse sculpture faint growth lines. Aperture large, sometimes slightly compressed. Colour transparent when fresh, becoming opaque white with age.

Size: Up to 5.2 mm in length.

Distribution: Global distribution: Australia, New Caledonia. In Australia, from northern WA, around northern Australia, and southwards through Qld and NSW, to Bass Strait.

Habitat: Dredged in sand from 5 to 1646 m (Lamprell & Healy, 1998).

Fig. 1: Off Nowra, NSW, in 786841 m (C.169990).


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