Taxon profile


Brazier's Dove-shell
Parviterebra brazieri (Angas, 1875)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Neogastropoda »  family Columbellidae - Dove Shells »  genus Parviterebra

Scientific synonyms

Euryta brazieri Angas, 1875
Aesopus brazieri (Angas, 1875)
Parviterebra angasi Tryon, 1884
Terebra angasi Tryon, 1885
Parviterebra australis Tenison Woods, 1878
Olivella australis Tenison-Woods, 1878
Mangelia harrisoni Tenison-Woods, 1877
Parviterebra harrissoni Tenison Woods, 1877
Euryta pulchella C. B. Adams & Angas, 1863


Parviterebra brazieri - Brazier's Dove-shell

Author: Beechey

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Protoconch of 4 whorls, last ½ whorl axially ribbed. Shell slender, whorls rounded, aperture ½ shell length. Sculptured with weak or very weak axial folds, from 15 to about 50 on penultimate whorl; more numerous on last whorl but restricted to upper quarter. Base with about 15 fine spiral cords. Outer lip smooth, not thickened internally or externally. Columella smooth, with thin callus extending onto body whorl. Siphonal notch broad, no siphonal canal. Colour white, with broad spiral brown bands broken up into rectangular patches or axial zigzag lines; 2 bands visible on spire whorls, 3 on last whorl.
Size: Up to 13 mm in length.
Beechey, Seashells of New South Wales.

Interchangeable taxa

See Parviterebra trilineata.
Beechey, Seashells of New South Wales.


Endemic to Australia; Yeppoon, Queensland, around southern Australia to south-western WA, including Tasmania.
Habitat: Subtidal, down to 77 m; occasionally found in beach washup. Uncommon.
Beechey, Seashells of New South Wales.
Author: Jan Delsing

Similar species

Parviterebra trilineata (A. Adams & Angas, 1864)

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Parviterebra brazieri (Angas, 1875)]
Data retrieved on: 2 May 2017

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