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Molluscs of Tasmania

Turritellidae – Turritellinae: Colpospira (Acutospira) smithiana (Donald, 1900) (‘Smiths’ screw-shell’)

Synonym(s): smithiana Donald, 1900.

Typical shell-length 19 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Endemic to eastern and western Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a single record offshore from the northeast coast.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Cerithiimorpha – Cerithiimorpha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Turritellidae
Subfamily: Turritellinae
Genus: Colpospira

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