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Molluscs of Tasmania

Muricidae – Haustrinae: Bedeva baileyana (Tenison Woods, 1881) (‘Bailey’s rock-shell’)

Synonym(s): baileyana Tenison-Woods, 1881.

Typical shell-length 35 mm. Could be mistaken for a small Dicathais orbita, but more solid and with a less inflated shell. Beached shells are often broken. Lives intertidally on rocks, especially in moderately exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is confined to the N coast, where rare and local.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Haustrinae
Genus: Bedeva

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