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Molluscs of Tasmania

Naticidae – Polinicinae: Conuber tasmanicum (Tenison-Woods, 1876) (‘Tasmanian sand-snail’)

Synonym(s): tasmanicum Tenison-Woods, 1876 controversus Pritchard & Gatliff, 1913.

Typical shell-length 20 mm. Umbilicus closed. Shell often spirally banded partly brown and partly off-white. Lives subtidally in sand, in moderately exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS only). In Tasmanian waters, this is a locally common species in the SE, but rare or absent elsewhere.


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

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