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Molluscs of Tasmania

Galeommatidae – Montacutinae: Montacuta nitens Gatliff & Gabriel, 1911 (‘shining lepton’)

Synonym(s): nitens Gatliff & Gabriel, 1911.
Typical shell-length not yet determined. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a single record offshore from the northwest coast.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Galeommatoidea
Family: Montacutidae
Genus: Montacuta

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available