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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ranellidae – Cymatiinae: Monoplex (Monoplex) exaratum (Reeve, 1844) (‘ploughed rock-whelk’)

Synonym(s): exaratum Reeve, 1844.

Typical shell-length 55 mm. Lives subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Occurs in Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA, WA and NT); also widespread in the Indo-Pacific. In Tasmanian waters, this is a rare species only recorded from the E coast.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Tonnoidea
Family: Ranellidae
Subfamily: Cymatiinae
Genus: Monoplex

Localities for Monoplex exaratum
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