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Molluscs of Tasmania

Eulimidae: Melanella cunaeformis (May, 1915) (‘nest-shaped urchin-snail’)

Synonym(s): cunaeformis May, 1915.

Typical shell-length 4.0 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore. Native. Endemic to southern Australia (TAS and SA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Eulimoidea
Family: Eulimidae
Genus: Melanella

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