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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cypraeidae – Cypraeovulinae: Notocypraea TAS sp 01 (‘TAS sp 01 cowrie’)


TAS sp 01

Typical shell-length 20 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS and perhaps other states). In Tasmanian waters, shells resembling this taxon have been live-collected and dredged at various localities around the SE coast.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Subfamily: Pustulariinae
Genus: Notocypraea

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