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Molluscs of Tasmania

Calliostomatidae – Thysanodontinae: Carinastele niceterium (Hedley & May, 1908) (‘niceteria top-shell’)

Synonym(s): niceterium Hedley & May, 1908.

Typical shell-length 4.3 mm. Lives in offshore waters on sponges. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS only).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Calliostomatidae
Subfamily: Thysanodontinae
Genus: Carinastele

Localities for Carinastele niceterium
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