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Molluscs of Tasmania

Pyramidellidae – Turbonillinae: Turbonilla (Turbonilla) varicifera Tate, 1898 (‘varix-bearing pyramid-shell’)

Synonym(s): varicifera Tate, 1898.
Typical shell-length 16 mm. Lives in offshore waters as an ectoparasite of other invertebrates. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS and SA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Lower Heterobranchia
Superfamily: Pyramidelloidea
Family: Pyramidellidae
Subfamily: Turbonillinae
Genus: Turbonilla

Localities for Turbonilla varicifera
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