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Molluscs of Tasmania

Pseudomelatomidae: Epidirona philipineri (Tenison-Woods, 1877) (‘Philipiner’s turrid’)

Synonym(s): philipineri Tenison-Woods, 1877 monile Rousseau, 1854.

Typical shell-length 40 mm. Shape and degree of sculpturing vary. Lives subtidally and offshore on sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a very local species; most likely to be found as a beached shell in the NW.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Pseudomelatomidae
Genus: Epidirona

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