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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cystiscidae – Cystiscinae: Cystiscus tomlinianus (May, 1918) (‘Tomlinian margin-shell’)

Synonym(s): tomlinianus May, 1917 auriculata May, 1917.

Typical shell-length 1.8 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

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