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Molluscs of Tasmania

Assimineidae – Assimineinae: Cryptassiminea kershawi Fukuda & Ponder, 2005 (‘Kershaw’s assiminea’)

Synonym(s): kershawi Fukuda & Ponder, 2005.

Typical shell-length 4.0 mm. Lives intertidally on mud, in sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS only). In Tasmanian waters, this species is confined to the SE coast.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Truncatelloidea
Family: Assimineidae
Subfamily: Assimineinae
Genus: Cryptassiminea

Localities for Cryptassiminea kershawi
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