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Molluscs of Tasmania

Pterotracheidae: Pterotrachea kingicola van Gooch, 1942 (‘King Island sea-elephant’)

Synonym(s): kingicola van Gooch, 1942.
Typical body-length not yet determined. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS only).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Pterotracheoidea
Family: Pterotracheidae
Genus: Pterotrachea

Localities for Pterotrachea kingicola
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