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[edit]

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

Distribution[edit]

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[edit]

  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