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Molluscs of Tasmania

Naticidae – Naticinae: Tanea sagittata (Menke, 1843) (‘arrowed necklace-shell’)

Synonym(s): sagittata Menke, 1843 cothurnata Iredale, 1936.
Typical shell-length 15 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally in sand and mud. Native. Occurs all around Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA, WA and NT); not recorded elsewhere.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Naticoidea
Family: Naticidae
Subfamily: Naticinae
Genus: Tanea

Localities for Tanea sagittata
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