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Lodderena minima
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  • Liotia minima Tenison-Woods, 1878
  • Lodderia minima Tenison-Woods, 1878

Lodderena minima, common name the minute liotia, is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Skeneidae.


The size of this minute shell varies between 0.5 mm and 1.1 mm. The translucent white shell has a planorbiform shape with a flat or slightly raised spire. The shell contains about three whorls with 1½ whorl in the protoconch. The shell is devoid of ornament, except the regular spiral groove. It has, however, a remarkably thickened, smooth varix round the circular aperture, and a granularly margined, wide umbilicus.


This marine species is endemic to Australia and occurs off Queensland, southwards to Tasmania and South Australia.

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  • Cotton, B. C. (1959). South Australian Mollusca. Archaeogastropoda. Adelaide. : W.L. Hawes. 449 pp., 1 pl.
  • Jenkins, B.W. (1984). Southern Australian Liotiidae. Australian Shell News. 47 : 3-5
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