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Molluscs of Tasmania

Mesodesmatidae – Davilinae: Anapella cycladea (Lamarck, 1818) (‘smooth-toothed triangle’)

Synonym(s): cycladea Lamarck, 1818 triquetra Hanley, 1843 pinguis Crosse & Fischer, 1864 amygdala Crosse & Fischer, 1864 adelaidae Angas, 1865.

Typical shell-length 25 mm. Similar to Spisula trigonella, but usually larger, with less prominent umbones and a more angular outline. Lives intertidally and subtidally in sand and mud in sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and locally abundant species.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Mactroidea
Family: Mesodesmatidae
Subfamily: Davilinae
Genus: Anapella

A-L Localities for Anapella cycladea

Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Beaumaris Beach
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Binalong Bay
Binalong Bay: Dora Point
Blackman Bay: Long Spit: bay to E
Blackman Bay: Porpoise Hole
Blackman Bay (unlocalised)
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: Adams Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Cape Barren Island: Kenneth Point
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Lanoma Point
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Clayton: foreshore
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Connellys Bay
Cremorne: foreshore
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Lagoon
Detention River & Pebbly Bay
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Coles Beach
Dianas Basin
Dianas Beach (unlocalised)
Dodges Ferry: Okines Beach
Dover: beach
Dunalley Bay
Dunalley: beach
Dunalley (unlocalised)
Eaglehawk Neck: western side
Earlham: foreshore
East Ulverstone
Eddystone Point (unlocalised)
Eggs-and-Bacon Bay
Falmouth: foreshore
Flinders Island: Arthur Bay: Long Point
Flinders Island: Cameron Inlet
Flinders Island: Emita: foreshore
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Inlet
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Forth River: mouth
Georges Bay: Moulting Bay: Bayview
Georges Bay: Moulting Bay (unlocalised)
Georges Bay: St Helens: foreshore
Glenorchy: Cornelian Bay
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hellyer Beach
Howden: foreshore
Kettering: Oyster Cove
King Island: Colliers Beach
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Kingston Beach
Koonya: Newmans Beach
Lauderdale: Five Mile Beach
Lauderdale: Ralphs Bay
Leven River: mouth
Lewisham (unlocalised)
Lime Bay
Little Coningham Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Lyme Regis Lagoon
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Peggs Beach
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Little Swanport (unlocalised)
Low Head: Lagoon Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Lymington: Copper Alley Bay

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M-Z Localities for Anapella cycladea

Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Maria Island: Chinamans Creek
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Middleton: foreshore
Montagu: beach
Mortimer Bay: Gorringes Beach
Moulting Lagoon: Pelican Bay
Murdunna: Duck Creek Beach
Murdunna: Sommers Beach
Narawntapu: Badger Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
Norfolk Bay
North Bruny Island: Barnes Bay
North Bruny Island: Ford Bay
North Bruny Island: Great Bay: Smoothys Point
North Bruny Island: Little Fancy Bay
North Bruny Island: Sandgrove Point
North Bruny Island: Simmonds Bay
Nubeena: Parsons Bay
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: Millingtons Beach
Orford: Raspins Beach
Orford (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Pipers Head
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Pitt Water (unlocalised)
Port Arthur: Stewarts Bay
Port Esperance: Hawkers Green
Port Latta: Brickmakers Beach
Port Sorell: beach
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Premaydena: Impression Bay
Primrose Beach to Carlton Bluff
Ralphs Bay: Maria Point
Ralphs Bay (unlocalised)
Randalls Bay
Ransons Beach
Rheban Beach
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Rocky Cape (unlocalised)
Saltwater River: Coal Mines beach
Saltwater River (unlocalised)
Scamander (unlocalised)
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Smithton: Duck Bay: Picnic Point
Smithton: Duck River mouth
Smithton: Perkins Island
Snug Beach
Sorell: causeway
Sorell: Oaks Point
Sorell: Orielton Lagoon
South Arm Neck: northern side
South Bruny Island: Alonnah Beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Bay Lagoon
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: western beach
South Bruny Island: Great Taylors Bay
South Bruny Island: Little Taylors Bay
South Bruny Island: Lunawanna: Daniels Bay
South Bruny Island: Mickeys Bay
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay: southern end
South Cape Bay (unlocalised)
South Cape Rivulet: mouth
South Croppies Point
Southport Lagoon: northern end
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Stanley: West Inlet
St Helens Point
Swansea (unlocalised)
Tamar River: Bell Bay: power-station jetty
Tamar River: heads
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Tamar River: Swan Bay
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Taroona: Hinsby Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
The Gardens: Taylors Beach
Tomahawk Beach
Turners Beach
Ulverstone (unlocalised)
Walker Island
Waterhouse Beach
Weymouth: beach
Woodbridge: Birchs Bay & Yellow Point
Woodbridge: Fleurtys Bay & Point
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point
Woolnorth: Woolnorth Point
Wynyard: Table Cape

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