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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ranellidae – Cymatiinae: Sassia (Austrotriton) petulans (Hedley & May, 1908) (‘irritable rock-whelk’)

Synonym(s): petulans Hedley & May, 1908.
Typical shell-length 35 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA).


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

Localities for Sassia petulans
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