common elephant-snail, duckbill
The elephant snail is a large black slug-like gastropod with a white trough-shaped shell sitting on top of it. At night, it moves out from under rocks to feed on algae. Common around Tasmania.
Protected species. Do not take! If you encounter or accidentally catch a protected species, you must return it to where you found it regardless of whether it is dead or alive.
Aboriginals engaged in Aboriginal fishing may take and possess elephant snails.
Lives in intertidal and subtidal zones in reef habitat and under rocks in depths up to 20 metres.
Level 3, 134 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000
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GPO Box 44
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