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Molluscs of Tasmania

Trochidae – Trochinae: Clanculus dunkeri (Koch in Philippi, 1843) (‘Dunker’s top-shell’)

Synonym(s): dunkeri Koch, 1843 weedingi Cotton, 1939.

Typical shell-length 12 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally amongst seagrass, especially in sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a common species around Flinders Island; very few records elsewhere in the N and E.


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

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