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Molluscs of Tasmania

Marginellidae – Marginellinae: Dentimargo jaffa Cotton, 1944 (‘Cape Jaffa margin-shell’)

Synonym(s): jaffa Cotton, 1944 cuneata Laseron, 1948.

Typical shell-length 6.7 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore in sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


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

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