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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cavoliniidae: Cavolinia tridentata (Forsskål in Niebuhr, 1775) (‘three-toothed sea-butterfly’)

Synonym(s): tridentata Forskal, 1950.

Typical shell-length 20 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in eastern and western Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and WA); also widespread in cool temperate zones of both hemispheres.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Thecosomata
Superfamily: Cavolinioidea
Family: Cavoliniidae
Genus: Cavolinia

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