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Molluscs of Tasmania

Naticidae – Polinicinae: Conuber sordidum (Swainson, 1821) (‘dirty sand-snail’)

Synonym(s): sordidum Swainson, 1821 plumbea Lamarck, 1822 microstoma Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 leucophaea Reeve, 1855 strangei Reeve, 1855.

Typical shell-length 40 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally in sand and mud. Native. Endemic to southern and eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a rare species with no confirmed recent records.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Naticoidea
Family: Naticidae
Subfamily: Polinicinae
Genus: Conuber

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