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Molluscs of Tasmania

Lironobidae: Merelina cancellata Criscione & Ponder, 2011 (‘latticed rice-shell’)

Synonym(s): cancellata Crioscino & Ponder, 2011.

Typical shell-length 2.6 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this is common species, widespread in the N and E.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Rissooidea
Family: Lironobidae
Genus: Merelina

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