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Molluscs of Tasmania

Muricidae – Ergalataxinae: Maculotriton serriale (Deshayes, 1834) (‘granulated castor-bean-shell’)

Synonym(s): serriale Deshayes, 1834.

Typical shell-length 17 mm. Lives subtidally. Native. Occurs in eastern Australia (QLD, NSW and TAS); also elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific. In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a single record (unverified by SG) from off the northeast coast; however, it may refer to a different species since Tasmania is well beyond the normal range for this species.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Ergalataxinae
Genus: Maculotriton

Localities for Maculotriton serriale
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