Ellobiidae - Pedipedinae: Myosotella myosotis  (Draparnaud, 1801) ('European air-breather')  

Synonym(s): myosotis Draparnaud, 1801 meridionalis Brazier, 1877.

Figures a-b: 6 mm, South Bruny Island, TAS (S), coll. S. Grove.

Typical shell-length 6.0 mm.  Lives intertidally amongst strand-line debris in saltmarsh and other sheltered environments.  Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA); also Europe (native) and widely introduced elsewhere.  In Tamania this introduced species is locally abundant in the SE and NW.


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