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Molluscs of Tasmania

Epitoniidae: Plastiscala magna (Gatliff & Gabriel, 1910) (‘great wentletrap’)

Synonym(s): magna Gatliff & Gabriel, 1910 lixa Iredale, 1936.

Typical shell-length 12 mm. Lives in offshore waters amongst anemones. Native. Endemic to southern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known from a single record only, from off the SW coast (unregistered AM specimen).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Epitonioidea
Family: Epitoniidae
Genus: Plastiscala morchi

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