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Molluscs of Tasmania

Batillariidae: Pyrazus ebeninus (Bruguière, 1792) (‘Hercules’ club mud-creeper’)

Synonym(s): ebeninus Bruguière, 1792 baudini Montfort, 1810 angulifera Sowerby, 1866.
Typical shell-length 110 mm. Lives intertidally on mud. Native. Endemic to eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this species is known only as a subfossil, dating from a past warmer period; beached shells most likely on the NW coast.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Cerithiimorpha – Cerithiimorpha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Batillariidae
Genus: Pyrazus

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