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Molluscs of Tasmania

Newtoniellidae – Ataxocerithiinae: Ataxocerithium applenum Iredale, 1936 (‘hollowed false-creeper’)

Synonym(s): applenum Iredale, 1936.

Typical shell-length 20 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore amongst sponges. Native. Endemic to eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this is a rare species recorded only from the N.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Triphoroidea
Family: Newtoniellidae
Subfamily: Ataxocerithiinae
Genus: Ataxocerithium

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available