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Molluscs of Tasmania

Laternulidae: Laternula (Laternula) gracilis (Reeve, 1860) (‘slender lantern-shell’)

Synonym(s): gracilis Reeve, 1860 fig. 9 not fig. 28.

Typical shell-length 81 mm. Lives subtidally in sand and mud. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Pholadomyoida
Superfamily: Thracioidea
Family: Laternulidae
Genus: Laternula

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available