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Molluscs of Tasmania

Corbulidae – Corbulinae: Corbula (Varicorbula) smithiana Brazier, 1880 (‘Smith’s basket-shell’)

Synonym(s): smithiana Brazier, 1880 coxi Pilsbry, 1897 flindersi Cotton, 1930.

Typical shell-length 15 mm. Lives subtidally in sand and mud. Native. Endemic to northern, eastern and southern Australia (NT, QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a rare species; scattered records from the N coast and Flinders Island.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Myoida
Superfamily: Myoidea
Family: Corbulidae
Subfamily: Corbulinae
Genus: Corbula

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