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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ellobiidae – Pedipedinae: Marinula parva (Swainson, 1855) (‘small air-breather’)

Synonym(s): parva Swainson, 1856 harrissoni Beddome, 1883.
Typical shell-length 8.0 mm. Lives high on the shore amongst strand-line debris in exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS only). In Tasmanian waters, this is a rare species known from scattered localities.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Pulmonata – Eupulmonata
Superfamily: Ellobioidea
Family: Ellobiidae
Subfamily: Pedipedinae
Genus: Marinula

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