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Molluscs of Tasmania

Buccinidae – Buccininae: Fax grandior (Verco, 1908) (‘greater whelk’)

Synonym(s): grandior Verco, 1908.
Typical shell-length 30 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a single record offshore from the east coast.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Buccinidae
Subfamily: Buccininae
Genus: Fax

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available