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Nannamoria parabola Garrard, 1960

Description: Shell moderately solid, smooth and glossy. Whorls shouldered, concave above shoulder, straight below. Shoulder with upwardly pointing spines, 7 or 8 on body whorl, with axial folds descending from spines. Columella with 5-12 plaits, either regular or irregular in size. Outer lip smooth, slightly thickened internally and externally. Background colour cream, marked with thin, closely spaced, axial brown lines and three spiral brown bands on body whorl.

Size: Adults 20-41 mm in length.

Distribution: Endemic to Australia; Swain Reefs, Queensland, to Woolgoolga, NSW.

Habitat: Known from 135-296 metres. Uncommon.

Fig. 1 Off Cape Byron, NSW, 128-139 m (C.161669)


Copyright Des Beechey 2003