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Molluscs of Tasmania

Fissurellidae – Emarginulinae: Emarginula (Emarginula) dilecta A. Adams, 1852 (‘esteemed notch-limpet’)

Synonym(s): dilecta A. Adams, 1851 amitana Iredale, 1925.

Typical shell-length 12 mm. Lives intertidally to offshore under rocks and stones. Native. Occurs in southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA); also elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Fissurelloidea
Family: Fissurellidae
Subfamily: Emarginulinae
Genus: Emarginula

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