Amalda australis facts for kids
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|A shell of Amalda australis|
Amalda australis, common name the southern olive, is a medium-sized sea snail, a gastropod mollusc of the family Ancillariidae. These predatory snails live in the inter-tidal sand, an environment that lends itself to high probability of fossilization. Amalda australis fossils date back to the Pliocene and reveal morphological stasis.
This marine species is endemic to New Zealand.
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