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Molluscs of Tasmania

Eulimidae: Eulima acutissima (G. B. Sowerby II, 1866) (‘most-pointed urchin-snail’)

Synonym(s): lesbia Angas, 1871 acutissima G. B. Sowerby II, 1866.

Typical shell-length 8 mm. Lives subtidally as an internal parasite of echinoderms. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Eulimoidea
Family: Eulimidae
Genus: Eulima

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