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Austrofusus glans
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A dorsal view of a shell of Austrofusus glans
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily:
Buccinoidea
Family:
Genus:
Austrofusus
Species:
A. glans
Binomial name
Austrofusus glans
(Röding, 1798)
Synonyms
  • Aethocola glans (Röding, 1798)
  • Austrofusus (Austrofusus) glans (Röding, 1798)· accepted, alternate representation
  • Austrofusus glans agrestior Finlay, 1927
  • Austrofusus glans tragulatus Iredale, 1937
  • Buccinum nodosum Martyn, 1784
  • Buccinum triton Lesson, 1841
  • Drupa glans Röding, 1798 (original combination)
  • Fusus nodosus Gray, 1843
  • Fusus raphanus Lamarck, 1816
  • Siphonalia nodosa (Martyn, 1784)

Austrofusus glans is a species of medium-sized sea snail or whelk, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.

Description

Austrofusus glans is a medium-sized species of buccinid whelk. The species occurs in shallow, subtidal depths down to at least 600 metres on sandy or soft-bottom sediments.

Distribution

The species is endemic to New Zealand.

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