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Molluscs of Tasmania

Eulimidae: Stilapex lactarius Iredale, 1925 (‘milky brittlestar-snail’)

Synonym(s): lactarius Iredale, 1925.

Typical shell-length 8.0 mm. Lives in offshore waters as an internal parasite of bristlestars. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS and VIC); also Japan.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Eulimoidea
Family: Eulimidae
Genus: Stilapex

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