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Molluscs of Tasmania

Gastrochaenidae: Cucurbitula tasmanica (Tenison-Woods, 1877) (‘Tasmanian gastrochaena’)

Synonym(s): tasmanica Tenison-Woods, 1877.

Typical shell-length 12 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore attached to shell debris and to living shells, living within a shelly tube with only the siphons protruding. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA).


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Myoida
Superfamily: Gastrochaenoidea
Family: Gastrochaenidae
Genus: Cucurbitula

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