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Molluscs of Tasmania

Liotiidae: Austroliotia australis (Kiener, 1838) (‘southern liotia’)

Synonym(s): australis Kiener, 1839.

Typical shell-length 14 mm. The largest of several species in this family in Tas. Lives intertidally and subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is quite common in the N; rare or absent further S.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Liotiidae
Genus: Austroliotia

Localities for Austroliotia australis

Bicheno: Rice Beach
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Cape Portland
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Clayton: foreshore
Coles Bay: Muirs Beach
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Coles Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
East Wynyard: beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie Bay (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Goat Island: foreshore of island and nearby mainland
Granville Harbour: coast to N
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
King Island: Cape Wickham: foreshore to E
King Island: Halfmoon Bay
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island (unlocalised)
Leith: foreshore
Leith: Lillico Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Lulworth: Tam O”Shanter Bay
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Penguin: Lonah & Lodders Point
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Rocky Cape: Castle Rock Bay
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Stanley: Circular Head
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Trial Harbour area
Turners Beach
Waterhouse Point
West Ulverstone: foreshore

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