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Molluscs of Tasmania

Mytilidae: Modiolatus victoriae (Pritchard & Gatliff, 1903) (‘Victorian horse-mussel’)

Synonym(s): victoriae Pritchard & Gatliff, 1903.
Typical shell-length 37 mm. Lives subtidally. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from waters around the Kent Group.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Mytiloida
Superfamily: Mytiloidea
Family: Mytilidae
Genus: Modiolatus

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available