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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cliidae: Clio recurva (Children, 1823) (‘recurved sea-butterfly’)

Synonym(s): recurva Children, 1823 balantium Rang, 1834 bicarinatum Benson, 1837.

Typical shell-length 21 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs all around Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA, WA and NT); also widespread in oceanic waters worldwide.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Thecosomata
Superfamily: Cavolinioidea
Family: Cliidae
Genus: Clio

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available