Marginellidae - Marginellinae: Austroginella muscaria  (Lamarck, 1822) ('fly-like margin-shell')  

Synonym(s): muscaria Lamarck, 1822 lactea Hutton, 1880.

Figures a-b: 16 mm, Marion Bay, TAS (E), coll. S. Grove.

Typical shell-length 15 mm. The largest species of margin-shell in Tasmania. Colour varies from off-white to orange.  Lives intertidally in sand on exposed beaches.  Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA).  In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species, but seldom common except on the E coast; records from the S coast may represent subfossils, dating from a past warmer period.


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