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|Drawing of a shell of Gibbula hisseyiana|
The size of the shell varies between 1.5 mm and 3 mm. The thin, ventricose shell is extremely minute. It has a globosely turbinate shape. The short spire is obtuse, and densely spirally striate. It is whitish with angulately undulate olive streaks, which are often confluent. The olive markings vary into lines and deeply shaded spots. Sometimes the shell is uniformly olive, or even blue black. The five whorls are rounded. The aperture is orbiculate and entire. The acute, internal lip subreflexed. The columella is subperforate.
About 50 specimens were found in the stomach of a yellow-eye mullet, Aldrichetta forsteri (Valenciennes, 1836)
- Tenison-Woods, J.E. 1876. Description of new Tasmanian shells. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1875: 134-162
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