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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cystiscidae – Persiculinae: Gibberula pulchella (Kiener, 1834) (‘beautiful margin-shell’)

Synonym(s): pulchella Kiener, 1834 albomaculata May, 1911 fulgurata Hedley, 1911 concamerata May, 1918 newmanae Cotton, 1949.

Typical shell-length 9.8 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore in sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Cystiscidae
Subfamily: Persiculinae
Genus: Gibberula

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