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Molluscs of Tasmania

Triphoridae – Triphorinae: Obesula profundior B. A. Marshall, 1983 (‘deepwater sinistral-creeper’)

Synonym(s): profundior Marshall, 1983.
Typical shell-length 5.9 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Endemic to southern Australia (TAS and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a single record offshore from the northeast coast.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Triphoroidea
Family: Triphoridae
Subfamily: Triphorinae
Genus: Obesula

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available