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Fusus adjunctus (Iredale, 1929)

Description: Shell tall and slender, whorls rounded. Surface finely cancellate, with weak beads at intersections of the axial and spiral threads. Low, indistinct varices every half to three-quarters of whorl. Outer lip thickened internally and externally, smooth or weakly lirate along entire length internally. Columella smooth, weakly calloused. Posterior canal poorly defined. Colour uniformly fawn or cream externally, white internally.

Size: Up to 19 mm in length.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia; Port Macquarie, NSW to Gabo Is., Vic.

Habitat: Trawled on the outer continental shelf in 70-400 m. Uncommon.


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