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Molluscs of Tasmania

Triphoridae – Triphorinae: Aclophoropsis maculosa (Hedley, 1903) (‘blotched sinistral-creeper’)

Synonym(s): maculosa Hedley, 1903 robusta Laseron, 1954.

Typical shell-length 8.0 mm. Lives subtidally amongst sponges on which it feeds. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this species is seldom recorded, most often from the N coast.


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

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