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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cerithiopsidae – Cerithiopsinae: Specula mammilla (May, 1919) (‘nippled false-creeper’)

Synonym(s): mammilla May, 1920.

Typical shell-length 4.0 mm. Lives in offshore waters amongst sponges. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Triphoroidea
Family: Cerithiopsidae
Subfamily: Cerithiopsinae
Genus: Specula

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