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Molluscs of Tasmania

Clavagellidae: Humphreyia strangei (A. Adams, 1854) (‘Strange’s watering-pot’)

Synonym(s): strangei A. Adams, 1852 coxi Brazier, 1872.

Typical shell-length 150 mm. The animal occupies a calcareous, 10 mm wide, square-sided tube topped with a porous cap; tube-sections are occasionally beached. Lives subtidally in sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is confined to the N.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Pholadomyoida
Superfamily: Clavagelloidea
Family: Penicillidae
Genus: Humphreyia

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