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Molluscs of Tasmania

Volutomitridae: Peculator porphyria (Verco, 1896) (‘purple volute-mitre’)

Synonym(s): porphyria Verco, 1896 coma Odhner, 1924.
Typical shell-length 11 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Occurs in southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA); also New Zealand.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Volutomitridae
Genus: Peculator

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