SOLITARY ISLANDS
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Species Index

Terenolla pygmaea
(Hinds, 1844)

Distribution: Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific Ocean, in New South Wales recorded from as far south as South Solitary Island.

Ecological Notes: Frequents sandy substrate, down to 31 m depth.

Additional Notes: Three specimens shown together with a fourth half buried in the substrate behind. All members of this family are carnivorous, feeding on worms. Known to be rare in New South Wales. Specimens in photograph around 12 – 15 mm long.

References: The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at https://seashellsofnsw.org.au/Terebridae/Pages/Terenolla_pygmaea.htm. Accessed 11/11/2018.