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Molluscs of Tasmania

Mangeliidae: Marita compta (A. Adams & Angas, 1864) (‘margin-like turrid’)

Synonym(s): compta A. Adams & Angas, 1864 varix Tenison-Woods, 1877.
Typical shell-length 12 mm. Superficially resembles an Austroginella. Lives subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is an uncommon species, largely confined to the N coast and Bass Strait islands.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Mangeliidae
Genus: Marita

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