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Molluscs of Tasmania

Eulimidae: Melanella mamilla (May, 1915) (‘nipple urchin-snail’)

Synonym(s): mamilla May, 1915.

Typical shell-length 1.4 mm. Lives in offshore waters as an internal parasite of echinoderms. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS only).


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

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