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Molluscs of Tasmania
Molluscs of Tasmania

Fasciolariidae – Peristerniinae: Dolicholatirus thesaurus (Garrard, 1963) (‘treasure tulip-shell’)

Synonym(s): thesaurus Garrard, 1963.

Typical shell-length 40 mm. Lives in offshore waters on sand and mud. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (QLD, NSW and TAS). In Tasmanian waters, this is a rare species, known only from a single offshore record

Classification

Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Fasciolariidae
Subfamily: Peristerniinae
Genus: Dolicholatirus

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available