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Molluscs of Tasmania

Capulidae: Capulus violaceus Angas, 1867 (‘violet cap-shell’)

Synonym(s): violaceus Angas, 1867.

Typical shell-length 12 mm. Lives in offshore waters attached to stones and the shells of living molluscs. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Capuloidea
Family: Capulidae
Genus: Capulus

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