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Molluscs of Tasmania

Buccinidae – Buccininae: Fax tenuicostatus Tenison-Woods, 1877 (‘thin-ribbed whelk’)

Synonym(s): tenuicostatus Tenison-Woods, 1877.
Typical shell-length 27 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this species is recorded from a few localities in the E


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

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