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Molluscs of Tasmania

Tylodinidae: Tylodina corticalis (Tate, 1889) (‘bark umbrella-shell’)

Synonym(s): corticalis Tate, 1889.
Typical shell-length 25 mm. Lives intertidally to offshore amongst sponges, specifically a yellow species of Pseudoceratina, on which it feeds. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Umbraculida
Superfamily: Umbraculoidea
Family: Tylodinidae
Genus: Tylodina

Tylodina corticalis
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