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Molluscs of Tasmania

Littorinidae – Lacuninae: Bembicium vittatum Philippi, 1846 (‘banded conniwink’)

Synonym(s): vittatum Philippi, 1846.

Typical shell-length 15 mm. Lives intertidally. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a single record (unverified by SG) from the Furneaux Group; however, it may refer to a different species since Tasmania is well beyond the normal range for this species.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Littorinoidea
Family: Littorinidae
Subfamily: Lacuninae
Genus: Bembicium

Localities for Bembicium vittatum
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