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Epidirona candida Laseron, 1954

Description: Whorls concave above the periphery, straight below. Spire whorls sculptured with three spiral rows of nodules, the strongest on the periphery, with a few weak spiral threads between the upper two. Peripheral nodules obsolete on the body whorl; spiral riblets below the body whorl periphery crossed by axial growth lines. Columella smooth, outer lip with rounded V shaped sinus above the periphery. Colour uniformly white.

Size: Holotype 15 mm in length.

Distribution: Known only from the type locality; off Cape Everard, Victoria.

Habitat: Taken in 128-146 m. Known only from 3 specimens.

Comparison: This species is distinguished from the rest of the genus by the three spiral rows of beads on each spire whorl.

Remarks: Laseron provisionally placed this species in the genus Epidirona even though the position of the sinus above the periphery makes this placement questionable.

Fig. 1: HOLOTYPE 70-80 fathoms (128-146 m) off Cape Everard, Victoria (C.103552)

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