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Pugillaria emergens Jenkins, 2018

Description: Shell small, moderately tall. Apex coiled, at or near posterior margin, offset 10-15 degrees to left of midline of shell. Surface polished and glossy, with irregular concentric growth ridges. Shell translucent when small becoming opaque with growth. Colour brown and white.

Size: Up to 4.5 mm in length.

Distribution: Port Stephens, NSW, southwards to Cronulla, Sydney, NSW.

Habitat: Known only from empty shells from beach washup and shallow dredgings.

Comparison: This species is similar to Pugillaria stowae, differing in having a glossy shell with predominately brown colouration.

Fig. 1: 7394-1 Fingal Bay, NSW (C.532860 PARATYPE)


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