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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ranellidae – Ranellinae: Argobuccinum pustulosum (Lightfoot, 1786) (‘flag triton’)

Synonym(s): pustulosum Lightfoot, 1786 tumidum Dunker, 1862.

Typical shell-length 80 mm. Periostracum often persists. Lives subtidally and offshore amongst rocks and seaweed, especially in exposed environments. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA); also New Zealand, South Africa and southern South America. In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species, but commoner as a beached shell in the S.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Tonnoidea
Family: Ranellidae
Subfamily: Ranellinae
Genus: Argobuccinum

A-L Localities for Argobuccinum pustulosum

Arthur River: Nelson Bay
Arthur River: Sarah Anne Rocks
Arthur River (unlocalised)
Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Bicheno: Courland Bay
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Bicheno: Waubs Beach
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Boltons Beach
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Calverts Beach & Goats Bluff
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Chain of Lagoons: Four Mile Creek: beach
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Clifton Beach: western end
Coles Bay: Gravelly Beach & Sleepy Bay
Cox Bight (unlocalised)
Cremorne: foreshore
Davey River: Carvers Point
Denison Beach: Porch Rocks
Denison Beach: rocks at southern end
Denison Beach (unlocalised)
Douglas River: beach
Dover (unlocalised)
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Earlham: foreshore
Falmouth: foreshore
Falmouth: Mariposa Beach
Fortescue Bay
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Freycinet Peninsula: Bryans Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches
Gannet Point
Georges Bay (unlocalised)
Greenes Creek: beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hobart: Sandy Bay (unlocalised)
King Island: Boulder Point
King Island: Cape Wickham: foreshore to E
King Island: Disappointment Bay
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Seal Point
Kingston Beach
Koonya: Shelly Beach
Lagoon River: mouth
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Louisa Bay

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M-Z Localities for Argobuccinum pustulosum

Macquarie Harbour: Kelly Basin
Maria Island: Bloodstone Beach
Maria Island: Coxswain Creek: foreshore
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Four Mile Beach
Maria Island: Gulls Nest Point
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Maria Island: Return Point
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marrawah: Green Point Beach
Marrawah (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mulcahy Bay
Musselroe Point
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
New Harbour
North Bruny Island: Killora Bay
Nubeena: Roaring Beach
Orford: Emerald Beach
Orford: Spring Beach
Osmiridium Beach
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Port Arthur: Carnarvon Bay
Port Arthur (unlocalised)
Port Davey: Bond Bay
Port Davey: Breaksea Islands
Port Davey: Spain Bay
Port Davey (unlocalised)
Randalls Bay
Recherche Bay
Rheban Beach
Scamander: Wrinklers Beach
Schouten Island: Moreys Bay
Seymour Beach: northern end
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
South Arm: Fort Beach
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Grass Point
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: northern end
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay (unlocalised)
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Bay Lagoon
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South Cape Bay: Lion Rock: beach to SE
South Cape Rivulet: mouth
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Storm Bay: Betsey Island
Stumpys Bay (unlocalised)
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Swansea: Lisdillon Beach
Swansea: Spiky Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Coffeys Gulch
The Gardens: Mateys Gulch to Gardens Lagoon
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
The Gardens: Taylors Beach
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay: southern end
Tinderbox: Fossil Cove
Trial Harbour
Trial Harbour area
Tunnel Bay
Woolnorth: Davisons Bay
Woolnorth: Valley Bay

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