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Molluscs of Tasmania

Eulimidae: Melanella obtusa (Laseron, 1955) (‘obtuse urchin-snail’)

Synonym(s): obtusa Laseron, 1955.

Typical shell-length 3.5 mm. Lives in offshore waters as an internal parasite of echinoderms. Native. Endemic to southern and eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC and SA).


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

Localities for Melanella obtusa
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