Genus Coxiella Smith,1894
Type locality: Hobsons Bay, Port Phillip, Victoria.
We follow Macpherson (1957), which is the latest taxonomic treatment of this group.
Coxiella molesta formerly inhabited saltmarsh areas in the Port Phillip area of Victoria.
The animals have a deep furrow on each side of the head, and a suprapedal fold around the sides of the foot. Movement is by steps. The snout is long. The eyes have a cluster of glands above them. Coxiella are dioecious. Development is direct. Females are oviparous, depositing eggs singly in capsules coated in sand or mud. Coxiella probably feed on organic detritus. They are amphibious.
Port Phillip, Victoria.
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