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Molluscs of Tasmania

Columbellidae – Atiliinae: Zafra smithi (Angas, 1877) (‘Smith’s dove-shell’)

Synonym(s): smithi Angas, 1877.

Typical shell-length 4.0 mm. Lives intertidally amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Occurs in eastern Australia (QLD, NSW and TAS); also elsewhere in the Indo-West Pacific. There are as yet no confirmed records of this species in Tasmanian waters, although its presence here would not be surprising.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Columbellidae
Subfamily: Atiliinae
Genus: Zafra

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