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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cystiscidae – Cystiscinae: Cystiscus bucca (Tomlin, 1916) (‘cheek margin-shell’)

Synonym(s): bucca Tomlin, 1916 ovulaeformis Tate & May, 1900 ventricosa Hedley, 1903.

Typical shell-length 1.5 mm. Lives in offshore waters under rocks and stones. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS only).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Cystiscidae
Subfamily: Cystiscinae
Genus: Cystiscus

Localities for Cystiscus bucca
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