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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cypraeidae – Cypraeovulinae: Notocypraea TAS sp 02 (‘TAS sp 02 cowrie’)


TAS sp 02

Typical shell-length 15 mm. Shell outline rather narrow. Dorsum very pale or white; ventral margin bears a few very faint spots, most of which are large, blurred and relatively pale. Lives subtidally. 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 coast.


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

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available

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