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Molluscs of Tasmania

Triphoridae – Metaxiinae: Metaxia protolineata (Laseron, 1951) (‘protolined dextral-creeper’)

Synonym(s): protolineata Laseron, 1951.

Typical shell-length 3.0 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Triphoroidea
Family: Triphoridae
Subfamily: Triphorinae
Genus: Metaxia

Localities for Metaxia protolineata
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