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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ovulidae – Ovulinae: Pellasimnia maccoyi (Tenison-Woods, 1878) (‘Maccoy’s spindle-cowrie’)

Synonym(s): maccoyi Tenison-Woods, 1878.
Typical shell-length 20 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore on gorgonians. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW and TAS).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Ovulidae
Subfamily: Ovulinae
Genus: Pellasimnia

Localities for Pellasimnia maccoyi
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