Posterior Keyhole Limpet

Macroschisma tasmaniae (Sowerby, 1862)

The shell of this species is smaller than the actual snail and site on top of it much like a shield. In this species the shell is narrower than it is long and features ribs running down the shell.

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What habitats does Macroschisma tasmaniae live in?

In sandy areas subtidally particulally around seagrass beds often burried under the sand.

What is the distribution of Macroschisma tasmaniae?

NSW, to SA including Tasmania

How big does Macroschisma tasmaniae grow?

Shell size is around 25mm although shells over 30mm have been found locally

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