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Molluscs of Tasmania

Marginellidae – Marginellinae: Balanetta microscopica (May, 1911) (‘microscopic margin-shell’)

Synonym(s): microscopica May, 1911.

Typical shell-length 1.5 mm. Lives in offshore waters in sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS only).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Marginellidae
Subfamily: Marginellinae
Genus: Balanetta

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