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Molluscs of Tasmania

Olivellidae: Belloliva leucozona (A. Adams & Angas, 1864) (‘white-zoned olive’)

Synonym(s): leucozona A. Adams & Angas, 1864 brazieri Angas, 1877.

Typical shell-length 15 mm. Beached shells often worn to white. Lives subtidally and offshore in sand, especially in moderately sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread but uncommon species.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Olivoidea
Family: Bellolividae
Genus: Belloliva

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