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Molluscs of Tasmania

Pholadidae – Pholadinae: Barnea (Anchomasa) obturamentum (Hedley, 1893) (‘tongue-shaped angel-wing’)

Synonym(s): obturamentum Hedley, 1893.

Typical shell-length 70 mm. Lives subtidally embedded in hard sediments such as compacted mud and soft rock. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). 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 obturamentum

Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Boltons Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Bruny Island: Neck Beach
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons
Clayton: foreshore
Coningham Beach
Coningham: foreshore
Cremorne: foreshore
Denison Beach: Porch Rocks
Denison Beach (unlocalised)
Devonport: Back Beach
Devonport: Coles Beach
Devonport: Don Heads
Devonport: Mersey River
Devonport: Paradise Cove (unlocalised)
Dodges Ferry: Red Ochre Beach
Earlham: foreshore
East Devonport: beach & breakwater
East Devonport: Berth 1
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Inlet
Flinders Island: Trousers Point: beach
Flinders Island: White Beach to Dick Davey Shoal
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Great Oyster Bay
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hunter Island: Cave Bay
King Island: Colliers Beach
King Island: Grassy
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Bambra Reef
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Leith: Lillico Beach
Little Coningham Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marrawah (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Miles Beach
Okehampton Bay (unlocalised)
Orford: Millingtons Beach
Orford: Raspins Beach
Orford: Spring Beach
Orford (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Port Davey: Bond Bay
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Randalls Bay
Rheban Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main: Black Jack Point
Snug Beach
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Cemetery Bluff
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Two Tree Point
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay (unlocalised)
South Bruny Island: Butlers Beach
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
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)
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Cosy Corner
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Walker Island
Wynyard: Fossil Bluff

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