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|Original image of a shell of Wairarapa duplaris|
The length of the shell attains 8 mm, its diameter 3 mm.
(Original description) The small, solid shell has a lanceolate shape. Its colour is dull cream, with a faint dorsal zone of brown. It contains 8 whorls, including a two-whorled protoconch. The radial sculpture is smooth and consists of round-backed perpendicular ribs truncated by a smooth and constricted fasciole, amounting to eleven on the penultimate whorl. On the earlier part of the body whorl these ribs are smaller and closer together than previously. Half a whorl behind the aperture is a rough varix, beyond which the ribs cease. The spiral sculpture on the base shows about a dozen fine grooves. Between the suture and the fasciole is a spiral ridge which tends to break up into beads opposite the ribs. The aperture is narrow. The sinus is C-shaped. A thick callus knob occurs at the right insertion.
- Wells, F.E. 1990. Revision of the recent Australian Turridae referred to the genera Splendrillia and Austrodrillia. Journal of the Malacological Society of Australasia 11: 73–117
- Wilson, B. 1994. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, WA : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 2 370 pp.
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