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Molluscs of Tasmania

Naticidae – Polinicinae: Friginatica beddomei (Johnston, 1885) (‘Beddome’s sand-snail’)

Synonym(s): beddomei Johnston, 1884 effosa Watson, 1886.

Typical shell-length 7.0 mm. Suture of spire channelled. Lives subtidally and offshore in sand, in moderately exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread but rare species.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Naticoidea
Family: Naticidae
Subfamily: Polinicinae
Genus: Friginatica

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