Batillariidae: Pyrazus ebeninus  (Bruguière, 1792) ('Hercules' club mud-creeper')  

Synonym(s): ebeninus Bruguière, 1792 baudini Montfort, 1810 angulifera Sowerby, 1866.

Figures a-b: Subfossil, 65 mm, Black River Beach, TAS (N), coll. S. Grove.

Typical shell-length 110 mm.  Lives intertidally on mud.  Native. Endemic to eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and VIC).  In Tasmanian waters, this species is known only as a subfossil, dating from a past warmer period; beached shells most likely on the NW coast.


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