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Molluscs of Tasmania

Eulimidae: Vitreolina commensalis (Tate, 1898) (‘commensal urchin-snail’)

Synonym(s): commensalis Tate, 1898.
Typical shell-length 3.5 mm. Lives in offshore waters as an internal parasite of seastars. Native. Endemic to southern Australia (TAS and SA).


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

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