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upon relative sea level as this species is found to live within approximately 5 m of sea level in the modern
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range of depths
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Tahiti (grey), Huon (black), Bonaparte Gulf (orange) and Sunda Shelf (magenta).
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to limited understanding of the relevant processes.
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