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Molluscs of Tasmania

Volvatellidae: Ascobulla fischeri (A. Adams & Angas, 1864) (‘Fischer’s bubble-shell’)

Synonym(s): fischeri A. Adams & Angas, 1864.

Typical shell-length 12 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally amongst seaweed, specifically among the ‘roots’ of Caulerpa species. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Sacoglossa – Oxynoacea
Superfamily: Oxynooidea
Family: Volvatellidae
Genus: Ascobulla

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