Turbinidae - Skeneinae: Lissotesta contabulata  Tate, 1899 ('tabular false-top-shell')  

Synonym(s): contabulata Tate, 1899.

The closest match to this species in the Australian Faunal Directory is the family Skeneidae. You can view an interactive map of the Australian records for this AFD taxon, including most of those used to compile the Tasmania-only map for this species below, through the Atlas of Living Australia here.


Figure a: 2.0 mm, Taroona, TAS (S), coll. R. de Little.

Typical shell-length 2.2 mm.  Lives subtidally.  Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). 

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