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Molluscs of Tasmania

Trochidae – Trochinae: Clanculus maugeri (W. Wood, 1828) (‘Mauger’s top-shell’)

Synonym(s): maugeri Wood, 1828.

Typical shell-length 20 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a couple of records (unverified by SG); however, it may refer to a different species since Tasmania is well beyond the normal range for this species.


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

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