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Conuber sordidus (Swainson, 1821)

Description: Whorls rounded and smooth, with fine spiral grooves and axial growth striae. Umbilicus partly but never completely closed. Colour usually lead grey, but varies from tan to light grey; callus reddish-brown. Operculum corneous.

Size: Up to 62 mm in length, usually 30-40 mm.

Distribution: Southern Papua, and eastern Australia from Torres Strait to eastern Victoria. Specimens reported from SA are probably subfossil.

Habitat: Sand flats at low tide; common.

Figs. 1,2: Tuross Heads, NSW (DLB3016)

Fig. 3: Myora, Stradbroke Island, Queensland (DLB4999)

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