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Molluscs of Tasmania

Tateidae: Ascorhis tasmanica (Martens, 1858) (‘Tasmanian hydrobia’)

Synonym(s): tasmanica Martens, 1858 victoriae Tenison-Woods, 1878 turbinata Petterd, 1889 pagodella Hedley, 1902 procincta Hedley, 1908 ruppiae Hedley, 1912 bassensis Parr, 1945.

Typical shell-length 3.6 mm. Lives intertidally on mud in sheltered lagoons and inlets. Native. Endemic to southern and eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and sometimes abundant species.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Truncatelloidea
Family: Tateidae
Genus: Ascorhis

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