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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ranellidae – Cymatiinae: Sassia (Austrotriton) mimetica (Tate, 1893) (‘mimetic rock-whelk’)

Synonym(s): mimetica Tate, 1893.
Typical shell-length 25 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Endemic to southern and southwestern Australia (TAS, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a single record offshore from the northwest coast.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Tonnoidea
Family: Ranellidae
Subfamily: Cymatiinae
Genus: Sassia

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available