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Molluscs of Tasmania

Trochidae – Trochinae: Clanculus brunneus A. Adams, 1853 (‘brown top-shell’)

Synonym(s): brunneus Adams, 1853.

Typical shell-length 13 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a single locality in the Kent Group.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Subfamily: Trochinae
Genus: Clanculus

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available