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Molluscs of Tasmania

Muricidae – Haustrinae: Bedeva paivae (Crosse, 1864) (‘mussel drill’)

Synonym(s): paivae Crosse, 1864 hanleyi Angas, 1867 australis Tenison-Woods, 1876 assisi Tenison-Woods, 1877 squamosissima Tenison-Woods, 1879 pensa Iredale, 1940.

Typical shell-length 25 mm. Lives intertidally amongst rocks and seaweed, especially on very sheltered shores. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species; commonly beached.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Haustrinae
Genus: Bedeva

A-L Localities for Bedeva paivae

Ansons Bay
Bellerive: Kangaroo Bay
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Binalong Bay: Dora Point
Blackman Bay: Long Spit: bay to E
Blackman Bay (unlocalised)
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: beach
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Cape Barren Island: Kenneth Point
Cape Barren Island: Nautilus Cove
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Clayton: foreshore
Clifton Beach: western end
Coles Bay: foreshore
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Cremorne: foreshore
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Lagoon
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 27
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Don Heads
Dunalley Bay
Dunalley: beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Eaglehawk Neck: western side
Earlham: foreshore
East Devonport: beach & breakwater
East Devonport: Berth 1
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
East Wynyard: beach
Eggs-and-Bacon Bay
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Falmouth: foreshore
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie Bay (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Watering Beach
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Yellow Beaches
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Flinders Island: Whitemark Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Garden Island Sands
Georges Bay: Burns Bay
Georges Bay: Humbug Point
Georges Bay: Moulting Bay: Bayview
Georges Bay: Moulting Bay (unlocalised)
Georges Bay: St Helens: foreshore
Goat Island: foreshore of island and nearby mainland
Granville Harbour: coast to N
Great Dog Island: beaches in NE
Great Musselroe Bay
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hellyer Beach
Hobart (unlocalised)
Howden: foreshore
Ida Bay (unlocalised)
Kettering (unlocalised)
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island (unlocalised)
Koonya: Newmans Beach
Koonya: Shelly Beach
Lauderdale: Ralphs Bay
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Leith: foreshore
Lime Bay
Little Coningham Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Lyme Regis Lagoon
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Peggs Beach
Little Swanport: mouth
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Low Head: Lagoon Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Lymington: Copper Alley Bay

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M-Z Localities for Bedeva paivae

Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Margate foreshore
Maria Island: Bloodstone Beach
Maria Island: Bloodstone Point
Maria Island: Chinamans Bay
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Maria Island: Riedlé Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Maria Island: Shoal Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Middleton: foreshore
Midway Point (unlocalised)
Monk Bay
Mortimer Bay: Gorringes Beach
Moulting Lagoon: Pelican Bay
Murdunna: Duck Creek Beach
Murdunna: Sommers Beach
Musselroe Point
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Narawntapu: Little Badger Head
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Fancy Bay
North Bruny Island: Ford Bay
North Bruny Island: Little Fancy Bay
North Bruny Island: Nebraska Beach
North Bruny Island: Quarantine Bay
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: Millingtons Beach
Orford: Prosser River: mouth
Orford: Raspins Beach
Orford: Spring Beach
Orford: West Shelly Beach
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach: western end
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Pittwater Bluff: foreshore to W
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Port Latta: Brickmakers Beach
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Port Sorell: beach
Premaydena: Impression Bay
Randalls Bay
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Rocky Cape (unlocalised)
Rokeby Beach
Saltwater River (unlocalised)
Seymour Beach: northern end
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Smithton: Duck Bay: Picnic Point
Smithton: Duck River mouth
Snug Beach
Somerset: foreshore
Sorell: causeway
South Arm Neck: northern side
South Bruny Island: Alonnah Beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Bay Lagoon
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South Bruny Island: Great Taylors Bay
South Bruny Island: Little Taylors Bay
South Bruny Island: Lunawanna: Daniels Bay
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay: southern end
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport Lagoon: northern end
Southport Lagoon: southern end
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Cable Station beach
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Stanley: West Inlet
Tamar River: Bell Bay: power-station jetty
Tamar River: Clarence Point: foreshore
Tamar River: East Arm
Tamar River: Ilfraville: Redbill Point
Tamar River: Ilfraville: Sandy Beach
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Tamar River: Rowella: West Bay
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Taroona: Hinsby Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Tinderbox Beach
Weymouth: beach
Woodbridge: Fleurtys Bay & Point
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point
Wynyard: Fossil Bluff

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