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Molluscs of Tasmania

Scissurellidae – Scissurellinae: Scissurella cyprina Cotton & Godfrey, 1938 (‘coppery slit-shell’)

Synonym(s): cyprina Cotton & Godfrey, 1938.

Typical shell-length 1.5 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is currently known only from a single record from off the Kent Group.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Scissurelloidea
Family: Scissurellidae
Subfamily: Scissurellinae
Genus: Scissurella

Localities for Scissurella cyprina
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