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Molluscs of Tasmania

Veneridae – Venerinae: Bassina (Callanaitis) disjecta (Perry, 1811) (‘wedding-cake venus’)

Synonym(s): disjecta Perry, 1811 lamellata Lamarck, 1818.

Typical shell-length 60 mm. The lamellae are easily broken off, and tend to be worn flat in beached specimens. Lives intertidally and subtidally in sand and mud in moderately sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and often common species.

Classification

Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Veneroidea
Family: Veneridae
Subfamily: Venerinae
Genus: Bassina

A-L Localities for Bassina disjecta

Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Beaumaris Beach
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Binalong Bay
Binalong Bay: beach
Binalong Bay: Dora Point
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Boat Harbour: beach
Boltons Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Bruny Island: Neck Beach
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Cape Barren Island: Burgess Bay
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Lemons Beach
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons: McIntyres Beach
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Clifton Beach: western end
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Cremorne: foreshore
Croppies Beach: northern end
Denison Beach (unlocalised)
D’Entrecasteaux Channel (unlocalised)
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 23
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 24
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 28
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 31
Dianas Beach (unlocalised)
Dover: beach
Dover: Roaring Bay Beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Earlham: foreshore
Falmouth: foreshore
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: White Beach to Dick Davey Shoal
Fortescue Bay
Freycinet Peninsula: Bryans Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Hazards Beach
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Garden Island Sands
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Georges Bay: St Helens (unlocalised)
Georges Bay (unlocalised)
Great Musselroe Bay
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hellyer Beach
Hobart: Sandy Bay (unlocalised)
Hunter Island: Cave Bay
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Sea Elephant Bay: Cowper Point
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Kingston Beach
Koonya: Shelly Beach
Lauderdale: Bambra Reef
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Peggs Beach
Low Head: Lagoon Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)

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M-Z Localities for Bassina disjecta

Maria Island: Bloodstone Beach
Maria Island: Chinamans Bay
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Maria Island: Shoal Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Maria Island: Soldiers Beach
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
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
Mercury Passage: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 02
Mercury Passage: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 08
Middleton: foreshore
Narawntapu: Badger Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Narawntapu: Little Badger Head
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
Norfolk Bay: Lime Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 19
North Bruny Island: Bull Bay
North Bruny Island: Roberts Point
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
North West coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Nubeena: White 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
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Point Sorell: Margaret Rocks
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Port Davey: Bond Bay
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Primrose Sands
Randalls Bay
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: Ransonnet Bay
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Rocky Cape (unlocalised)
Scamander (unlocalised)
Scamander: Wrinklers Beach
Schouten Island: Crocketts Bay
Schouten Island: Moreys Bay
Schouten Island: Sandspit Point
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Sisters Beach
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main Beach
Smithton: Duck Bay: Picnic Point
Smithton: Duck River mouth
Smithton: Perkins Island
Snug Beach
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: northern end
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay (unlocalised)
South Bruny Island: Alonnah Beach
South Bruny Island: Butlers Beach
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach: beaches to N
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
South Croppies Point
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport: Roaring Beach
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Circular Head
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Stanley: Halfmoon Bay
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Swansea: Coswell Beach
Swansea: Cressy Beach
Swansea: Jubilee Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Swansea: Kennedia Beach
Swansea: Spiky Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Swanwick: foreshore
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Cosy Corner
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
The Gardens: Taylors Beach
Three Hummock Island: East Telegraph Beach
Three Hummock Island: Sandy Spit
Tinderbox Beach
Triabunna: Plain Place Beach
Triabunna (unlocalised)
Ulverstone (unlocalised)
Verona Sands
Walker Island
Woodbridge: Birchs Bay & Yellow Point
Woodbridge: Flowerpot
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point

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