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Molluscs of Tasmania

Rhizoridae: Volvulella rostrata (A. Adams, 1850) (‘beaked canoe-shell’)

Synonym(s): rostrata A. Adams, 1850 parata Iredale, 1936.
Typical shell-length 8.0 mm. Lives intertidally to offshore in sand and mud. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Cephalaspidea
Superfamily: Bulloidea
Family: Rhizoridae
Genus: Volvulella

Volvulella rostrata
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