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Molluscs of Tasmania

Marginellidae – Marginellinae: Mesoginella olivella (Reeve, 1865) (‘olive margin-shell’)

Synonym(s): olivella Reeve, 1865 infelix Jousseaume, 1857 simplex Reeve, 1865 procella May, 1916 binivitta Laseron, 1948.

Typical shell-length 6.5 mm. Lives in offshore waters in sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA).


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

Localities for Mesoginella olivella
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