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Molluscs of Tasmania

Rissoinidae: Rissoina (Rissoina) nivea A. Adams, 1853 (‘snowy rice-shell’)

Synonym(s): nivea A. Adams, 1853 lirata Angas, 1880.
Typical shell-length 4.2 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). There are as yet no confirmed records of this species in Tasmanian waters, although its presence here would not be surprising.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Rissooidea
Family: Rissoinidae
Genus: Rissoina

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