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Molluscs of Tasmania

Turritellidae – Turritellinae: Colpospira (Colpospira) sinuata (Reeve, 1849) (‘winding screw-shell’)

Synonym(s): sinuata Reeve, 1849.

Typical shell-length 18 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Endemic to eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a single record offshore from the northeast coast.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Cerithiimorpha – Cerithiimorpha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Turritellidae
Subfamily: Turritellinae
Genus: Colpospira

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available