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Molluscs of Tasmania

Pholadidae – Pholadinae: Barnea (Barnea) australasiae (G. B. Sowerby II, 1849) (‘Australian angel-wing’)

Synonym(s): australasiae Sowerby, 1849.

Typical shell-length 90 mm. Lives subtidally embedded in hard sediments such as compacted mud and soft rock. Native. Occurs all around Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA, WA and NT); not recorded elsewhere. In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and often common species.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Myoida
Superfamily: Pholadoidea
Family: Pholadidae
Subfamily: Pholadinae
Genus: Barnea

Localities for Barnea australasiae

Ansons Bay
Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Boltons Beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Bruny Island: Neck Beach
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Clifton Beach: western end
Connellys Bay
Cremorne: foreshore
Devonport: Paradise Cove (unlocalised)
Dodges Ferry: Okines Beach
Dodges Ferry: Red Ochre Beach
Dunalley Bay
Earlham: foreshore
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Inlet
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Great Oyster Bay
Greens Beach: Nudists Beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hunter Island: Cave Bay
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Five Mile Beach
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marrawah (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Midway Point (unlocalised)
Narawntapu: Badger Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Miles Beach
Orford: Millingtons Beach
Orford: Raspins Beach
Orford (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Pittwater Bluff: foreshore to W
Port Arthur: Big Possum Beach
Port Sorell: beach
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Randalls Bay
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: Ransonnet Bay
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Smithton: Duck Bay: Picnic Point
Smithton: Duck River mouth
Smithton: Perkins Island
Snug Beach
South Arm: Pigeon Holes
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: southern end
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Two Tree Point
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay (unlocalised)
South Bruny Island: Butlers Beach
South Croppies Point
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Swansea: Coswell Beach
Swansea: Jubilee Beach
Swansea: Kennedia Beach
Swansea: Lisdillon Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Swanwick: foreshore
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Verona Sands
Walker Island
Waterhouse Island
Wykeholm Point & Bay

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