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Molluscs of Tasmania

Costellariidae: Austromitra analogica (Reeve, 1845) (‘analog ribbed-mitre’)

Synonym(s): analogica Reeve, 1845 jaffaensis Cotton & Godfrey, 1932.

Typical shell-length 15 mm. Shell very variable in colour and sculpture: may be entirely pale or dark, or banded, and may be smooth or heavily ribbed. Some forms resemble a Mitrella, but bear columellar folds. Lives subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species, but uncommon as a beached shell except in the N.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Costellariidae
Genus: Austromitra

A-L Localities for Austromitra analogica

Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Bicheno: Governor Island
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Bicheno: Waubs Beach
Binalong Bay: gulches
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Bridport: beach
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Burnie: Sulphur Creek
Burnie: Titan Point
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Lanoma Point
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Chain of Lagoons: Four Mile Creek: beach
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Maclaines Bay
Clayton: foreshore
Coles Bay: foreshore
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Muirs Beach
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coningham: foreshore
Connellys Bay
Cooee Beach
Denison Beach: Porch Rocks
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Coles Beach
Dover: Roaring Bay Beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Ulverstone
East Wynyard: beach
Flinders Island: Emita: Old Jetty Beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Fisher Island
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Fortescue Bay
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Goat Island: foreshore of island and nearby mainland
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hellyer Beach
Howden: foreshore
Hunter Island (unlocalised)
Huon Island
King Island: Cape Wickham: foreshore to E
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Grassy Harbour
King Island: Halfmoon Bay
King Island: Little Porky Beach
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Porky Beach
King Island: Red Hut Point
King Island: Surprise Bay
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Victoria Cove
Leith: foreshore
Leith: Lillico Beach
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Coningham Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Peggs Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Lulworth: Tam O”Shanter Bay

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M-Z Localities for Austromitra analogica

Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Fossil Cliffs
Maria Island: Gulls Nest Point
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marrawah: Green Point Beach
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Dennes Point
North Bruny Island: Little Fancy Bay
North Bruny Island: Variety Bay
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Nubeena: Roaring Beach
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Orford: Emerald Beach
Orford: West Shelly Beach
Penguin: Lonah & Lodders Point
Pipers Head
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Arthur: Point Puer & beach
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Robbins Island: Cape Elie
Rocky Cape: Castle Rock Bay
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Seymour Beach: northern end
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main: Black Jack Point
Somerset: foreshore
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Cemetery Bluff
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Grass Point
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach
Southport: Sisters Bay
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Halfmoon Bay
Tamar River: heads
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: beach
The Gardens: Coffeys Gulch
The Gardens: Mateys Gulch to Gardens Lagoon
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Three Hummock Island: Rape Bay
Tinderbox Beach
Trial Harbour
Turners Beach
Ulverstone (unlocalised)
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point
Wynyard: Fossil Bluff

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