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Molluscs of Tasmania

Litiopidae: Litiopa limnophysa Melvill & Standen, 1896 (‘bladdersnail litiopa’)

Synonym(s): limnophysa Melvill & Standen, 1896.
Typical shell-length 2.0 mm. Lives afloat amongst floating Sargassum and pumice. Native. Occurs in Eastern Australia (QLD, NSW and TAS); also elsewhere in the SW Pacific Ocean. In Tasmania this species is so far only recorded from Flinders Island.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Cerithiimorpha – Cerithiimorpha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Litiopidae
Genus: Litiopa

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