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Molluscs of Tasmania

Siliquariidae – Siliquariinae: Tenagodus australis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834) (‘southern worm-shell’)

Synonym(s): australis Quoy & Gaimard, 1834.
Typical shell-length 80 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore embedded in sponges. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is frequent as a beached shell in the N; rare to absent further S.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Cerithiimorpha – Cerithiimorpha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Siliquariidae
Subfamily: Siliquariinae
Genus: Tenagodus

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