Cypraeidae - Gisortiinae: Umbilia hesitata  (Iredale, 1916) ('umbilicated cowrie')  

Synonym(s): umbilicata Sowerby, 1825 hesitata Iredale, 1916 beddomei Schilder, 1930 howelli Iredale, 1931.


Figures a-c: 100 mm, TAS (S), coll. S. Grove. Figures d-f: 100 mm, TAS (S), coll. S. Grove.

Typical shell-length 100 mm.  Lives subtidally and offshore on mud.  Native. Endemic to eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and VIC).  In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species but seldom beached.

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