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Molluscs of Tasmania

Marginellidae – Marginellinae: Hydroginella columnaria (Hedley & May, 1908) (‘Cape Pillar margin-shell’)

Synonym(s): columnaria Hedley & May, 1908.

Typical shell-length 7.6 mm. Lives in offshore waters 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: Marginellidae
Subfamily: Marginellinae
Genus: Hydroginella

Localities for Hydroginella columnaria
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