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Molluscs of Tasmania

Triphoridae – Triphorinae: Aclophoropsis festiva (A. Adams, 1854) (‘festive sinistral-creeper’)

Synonym(s): festiva A. Adams, 1851.

Typical shell-length 12 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore amongst sponges, specifically encrusting orange Mycale species, on which it feeds. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Triphoroidea
Family: Triphoridae
Subfamily: Triphorinae
Genus: Aclophoropsis

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