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Molluscs of Tasmania

Pyramidellidae – Turbonillinae: Turbonilla kitcheni (Laseron, 1951) (‘Kitchen’s pyramid-shell’)

Synonym(s): kitcheni Laseron, 1951.
Typical shell-length 6.0 mm. Lives subtidally as an ectoparasite of other invertebrates. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (NSW and TAS); also elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific. In Tasmanian waters, this species has been recorded from a single locality on Flinders Island.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Lower Heterobranchia
Superfamily: Pyramidelloidea
Family: Pyramidellidae
Subfamily: Turbonillinae
Genus: Turbonilla

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