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Litozamia brazieri (Tenison-Woods, 1876)

Description: Shell fusiform, protoconch of two smooth whorls; spire more than half total shell length. Sculptured with strong, rounded varices, about  7-8  per whorl; spiral sculpture absent. Outer lip smooth or with 4 or 5 denticles within. Columella lip smooth. Anterior canal moderately long, recurved. Colour white, fawn or brown, sometimes with a spiral band of brown splashes between varices at the centre of the whorls.

Size: Up to 11 mm in length.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia; Sydney, NSW, to SA, including Tas.

Habitat: Intertidal and down to at least 80 m. Rare in NSW, moderately common in southern Australia

Figs. 1,2: Port Lonsdale, near Geelong, Victoria (C.350139)


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