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Molluscs of Tasmania

Trochidae – Cantharidinae: Phasianotrochus apicinus (Menke, 1843) (‘pointed kelp-shell’)

Synonym(s): apicinus Menke, 1843 ornatus Tenison-Woods, 1876.

Typical shell-length 20 mm. Lives subtidally amongst seaweed, especially brown macroalgae. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Subfamily: Cantharidinae
Genus: Phasianotrochus

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