Tasmanian turrid

Guraleus tasmanicus (Tenison-Woods, 1876)

The shell is fusiform, attenuate at both ends, ivory white, between the lirae tinged with very pale red. The spire is raised and longer than the aperture. The shell contains 7 whorls, convex, angular behind and excavate above. They are elegantly ribbed lengthwise (12–14 in body whorl), transversely regularly lirate. The ribs are angular, smooth, shining. The lirae are broad and flattened. The aperture is narrowly ovate. The outer lip is thin.

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What habitats does Guraleus tasmanicus live in?

Subtidally amoungst rocks and seaweeds

What is the distribution of Guraleus tasmanicus?

Southeastern Australia including Tasmania.

How big does Guraleus tasmanicus grow?

Can grow to around 15mm long

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