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Molluscs of Tasmania

Laevidentaliidae: Laevidentalium erectum (Sowerby, 1860) (‘erect tusk-shell’)

Synonym(s): erectum Sowerby, 1860 pluteum Colman, 1958.

Typical shell-length 50 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore in sand. Native. Occurs all around Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA, WA and NT); not recorded elsewhere.


Class: Scaphopoda
Subclass: Scaphopoda
Order: Dentaliida
Superfamily: Dentallidea
Family: Laevidentaliidae
Genus: Laevidentalium

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available