Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Rissoinidae

Phosinella allanae

(Laseron, 1950)
Shell glassy, translucent, with spire weakly convex. Protoconch of 1_ whorls, with well-defined junction to teleoconch. Teleoconch of 6-7 whorls; early whorls moderately angled at top and bottom, latter whorls rounded. Sculpture clathrate; axial sculpture of narrow ribs, 16-23 on second-last whorl, crossed by finer spiral cords forming beads at intersections; 4-6 spirals on second-last whorl. Aperture lens or D-shaped, with broad anterior canal and narrow posterior canal; outer lip greatly thickened externally; inner lip callused, thickened at top and bottom. Colour translucent white, becoming opaque with age. Size: Up to 6.9 mm in length.

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Specimens

Phosinella allanae
Phosinella allanae
Phosinella allanae
Shelly Beach,  Australia
Size: 2mm    Collected: 2018
In sand and shell grit on beach. Dead collected.