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Molluscs of Tasmania

Lironobidae: Merelina TAS sp 01 (‘KI species 01 rice-shell’)

Synonym(s): TAS sp 01.

Typical shell-length 2.7 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS and perhaps other states). This species has so far only been recorded from King Island.


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

Localities for Merelina TAS sp 01
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