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Molluscs of Tasmania

Triphoridae – Triphorinae: Inella spina (Verco, 1909) (‘thorn sinistral-creeper’)

Synonym(s): spina Verco, 1909.

Typical shell-length 13 mm. Lives in offshore waters amongst sponges. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Triphoroidea
Family: Triphoridae
Subfamily: Triphorinae
Genus: Inella

Localities for Inella spina
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