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Molluscs of Tasmania

Olividae – Ancillariinae: Amalda edithae (Pritchard & Gatliff, 1899) (‘Edith’s olive’)

Synonym(s): edithae Pritchard & Gabriel, 1898.

Typical shell-length 20 mm. Beached shells may be worn to white. Lives subtidally on sand and mud. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a rare species largely confined to the N coast.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Olivoidea
Family: Ancillariidae
Genus: Amalda

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