Tasmocrossea benthicola

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Tasmocrossea benthicola
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Skeneidae
Genus: Tasmocrossea
Species: T. benthicola
Binomial name
Tasmocrossea benthicola
Dell, 1952

Tasmocrossea benthicola is a species of very small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk or micromollusk in the family Skeneidae.1

This is the only species in the genus Tasmocrossea, a monotypic genus.

Description

The height of the shell attains 1.05 mm, its diameter 0.97 mm.

Distribution

This marine species is endemic to New Zealand and occurs off the Lord Howe Rise in the Tasman Sea at a depth of 536 m.

References

  1. ^ Rosenberg, G. (2012). Tasmocrossea Dell, 1952. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=598337 on 2012-09-07