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Molluscs of Tasmania

Muricidae – Coralliophilinae: Emozamia licina (Hedley & Petterd, 1906) (‘upcurved emozamia’)

Synonym(s): licina Hedley and Petterd, 1906.

Typical shell-length 25 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA); also Japan and the Philippines. In Tasmanian waters, this species is known from very few specimens.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Coralliophilinae
Genus: Emozamia

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