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Molluscs of Tasmania

Terebridae – Terebrinae: Euterebra tristis (Deshayes, 1859) (‘sad auger’)

Synonym(s): tristis Deshayes, 1859 assimilis Angas, 1867 bicolor Angas, 1867 inconspicua Pritchard & Gatliff, 1902 crassicostata Suter, 1909 flexicostata Suter, 1909 mariae Powell, 1940 subplicata Cotton, 1952 propelevis Ponder, 1968.

Typical shell-length 20 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore in sand. Native. Occurs in southern and eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC and SA); also New Zealand. In Tasmanian waters, this is an uncommon but widespread species, most likely to be encountered in the SE.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Terebridae
Subfamily: Terebrinae
Genus: Euterebra

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