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Ellatrivia merces
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Beachworn shells of Ellatrivia merces, with sand grains trapped in the aperture
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily:
Velutinoidea
Family:
Triviidae
Genus:
Ellatrivia
Species:
E. merces
Binomial name
Ellatrivia merces
(Iredale, 1924)
Synonyms
  • Cypraea australis Lamarck, 1822
  • Ellatrivia memorata (Finlay, 1927)
  • Ellatrivia merces addenda Iredale, 1931 (Unavailable name - nomen nudum)
  • Trivia merces (Iredale, 1924)
  • Triviella maoriensis Mestayer, 1927
  • Triviella memorata Finlay, 1927
  • Triviella merces Iredale, 1924
  • Trivellona excelsa Iredale, 1931

Ellatrivia merces is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Triviidae, the trivias.

Distribution

This marine species is endemic to Australia and occurs in the Tasman Sea.

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  • Fehse D. (2002) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Triviidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) V. Kritische Beurteilung der Genera und Beschreibung einer neuen Art der Gattung Semitrivia Cossmann, 1903. Acta Conchyliorum 6: 3-48. page(s): 25
  • Fehse D. & Grego J. (2010) Contributions to the knowledge of the Triviidae. XVI. Revision of the genus Ellatrivia Iredale, 1931 with the description of a new species (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Visaya 3(1):21-61
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