Newtoniellidae - Ataxocerithiinae: Ataxocerithium serotinum  (A. Adams, 1855) ('square-mouthed false-creeper')  

Synonym(s): serotinum A. Adams, 1855 rhodostomum A. Adams, 1855 tubulus Dunker, 1871 conturbatum Iredale, 1936.

Figures a-b: 17 mm, Tasman Sea off Forestier Peninsula, TAS (E), dredged specimen, coll. R. de Little. Figure c: 15 mm, Black River Beach, TAS (N), coll. S. Grove. Figure d: 8 mm, Hellyer Beach, TAS (N), coll. S. Grove.

Typical shell-length 20 mm.  Lives subtidally and offshore amongst sponges.  Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).  In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species but not commonly beached; most likely to be found in the N, where specimens tend to be larger.


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