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Molluscs of Tasmania

Galeommatidae – Lasaeinae: Lasaea purpurata (Philippi, 1847) (‘purplish lasaea’)

Synonym(s): purpurata Philippi, 1847.

Typical shell-length 3.7 mm. Typically lives among mussels. Lives intertidally and subtidally amongst byssal threads of mussels or in rock crevices or aggregations of Galeolaria tubeworms. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Galeommatoidea
Family: Lasaeidae
Genus: Lasaea

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