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Molluscs of Tasmania

Littorinidae – Lacuninae: Bembicium melanostoma (Gmelin, 1791) (‘black-mouth conniwink’)

Synonym(s): melanostoma Gmelin, 1791 luteus Quoy & Gaimard, 1834 lividum Philippi, 1846 squamiferus Gould, 1852.

Typical shell-length 15 mm. Often bears broad oblique dark blotches but these never form continuous narrow stripes. Interior of aperture dark; an orange area frequently marks its entrance. Lives intertidally amongst rocks and seaweed, especially in moderately sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and common species.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Littorinoidea
Family: Littorinidae
Subfamily: Lacuninae
Genus: Bembicium

A-L Localities for Bembicium melanostoma

Ansons Bay
Bathurst Channel
Beerbarrel Beach
Binalong Bay: Dora Point
Binalong Bay: gulches
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Blackman Bay: near mouth of Blackman Rivulet
Blackman Bay: Porpoise Hole
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: beach
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Bridport (unlocalised)
Cape Barren Island: Battery Bay
Cape Barren Island: Bungs Beach
Cape Barren Island: Kenneth Point
Cape Barren Island: Kent Bay
Cape Barren Island: Munro Bay
Cape Barren Island: Nautilus Cove
Cape Barren Island: Neds Point
Cape Barren Island: Rooks River mouth
Cape Barren Island: Thunder & Lightning Bay
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Charlotte Cove
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to N
Clarke Island: Dip Point to Black Rocks
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Clarke Island: Maclaines Bay
Clarke Island: Spike Bay
Clayton: foreshore
Clifton Beach: western end
Coles Bay: foreshore
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Connellys Bay
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Lagoon
Deal Island (unlocalised)
Denison Beach (unlocalised)
D’Entrecasteaux Channel: Partridge Island: eastern side
Devonport: Paradise Cove (unlocalised)
Devonport (unlocalised)
Dover: beach
Dunalley Bay
Dunalley: beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
Eddystone Point: Deep Creek
Flinders Island: Arthur Bay: Long Point
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Yellow Beaches
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Inlet
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Sawyers Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Flinders Island: White Beach to Dick Davey Shoal
Flinders Island: Whitemark Beach
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Goat Island: foreshore of island and nearby mainland
Goose Island
Great Dog Island: beaches in NE
Great Musselroe Bay
Greens Beach: Friend Point
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Herlihys Bay: coast to E
Hogan Island
Howden: foreshore
Huon Island
Ida Bay (unlocalised)
Kettering foreshore
Kettering: Oyster Cove
King Island: British Admiral Beach
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Grassy Harbour
King Island: Halfmoon Bay
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Pass River Bay
King Island: Porky Beach
King Island: Sea Elephant Lagoon
King Island: Seal Bay: Black Point
King Island: Surprise Bay
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: W coast
Kingston Beach
Koonya: Newmans Beach
Koonya: Shelly Beach
Lauderdale: Ralphs Bay
Lewisham (unlocalised)
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Black Rock: beach
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Coningham Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Lyme Regis Lagoon
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Peggs Beach
Lobster Point
Low Head: East Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Lymington: Drip Beach

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M-Z Localities for Bembicium melanostoma

Maria Island: Chinamans Creek
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Gulls Nest Point
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Maria Island: Shoal Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marrawah: Green Point Beach
Marrawah: West Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Middleton: foreshore
Midway Point (unlocalised)
Monk Bay
Murdunna: Duck Creek Beach
Murdunna: foreshore
Murdunna: Sommers Beach
Musselroe Point
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
North Bruny Island: Barnes Bay
North Bruny Island: Ford Bay
North Bruny Island: Great Bay: Smoothys Point
North Bruny Island: Killora Bay
North Bruny Island: Nebraska Beach
North Bruny Island: Simmonds Bay
Nubeena: Parsons Bay
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Orford: Spring Beach
Orford: West Shelly Beach
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Penguin: Lonah & Lodders Point
Petcheys Bay
Pipers Head
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Pittwater Bluff: foreshore to W
Pitt Water (unlocalised)
Port Arthur: Big Possum Beach
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Arthur: Point Puer & beach
Port Arthur (unlocalised)
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Cygnet: Sandrock Bay
Port Latta: Crayfish Creek
Port Latta: Stinking Creek: mouth
Premaydena: Impression Bay
Ralphs Bay: Maria Point
Ralphs Bay (unlocalised)
Randalls Bay
Ransons Beach
Richmond: Coal River estuary
Robbins Island: East Beach
Robbins Island: Marys Island area
Rocky Cape: Castle Rock Bay
Rocky Cape: Cave Bay
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Saltwater River: Coal Mines beach
Saltwater River (unlocalised)
Schouten Island: Sandspit Point
Sloping Main Beach
Sloping Main: Black Jack Point
Smithton: Duck Bay
Smithton: Duck Bay: Picnic Point
Sorell: causeway
Sorell: Oaks Point
Sorell: Orielton Lagoon
South Arm Neck: northern side
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Cemetery Bluff
South Bruny Island: Alonnah: Sunset Bay
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Bay Lagoon
South Bruny Island: Little Taylors Bay
South Bruny Island: Lunawanna: Daniels Bay
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay: southern end
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport: Hythe Beach
Southport Lagoon: northern end
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Stanley: West Inlet
Swansea (unlocalised)
Tamar River: Batman Bridge
Tamar River: Beauty Point: Inspection Head area
Tamar River: Bell Bay: Big Bay
Tamar River: Bell Bay: Deceitful Cove
Tamar River: Bell Bay: Donovans Bay
Tamar River: Bell Bay: power-station jetty
Tamar River: Bell Bay: Sawyers Point
Tamar River: Blackwall: foreshore
Tamar River: Brickmakers Point
Tamar River: Clarence Point: foreshore
Tamar River: Devils Elbow
Tamar River: East Arm
Tamar River: Egg Island Point
Tamar River: George Town: She Oak Point area
Tamar River: George Town: York Cove
Tamar River: Gravelly Beach
Tamar River: Hillwood: foreshore
Tamar River: Ilfraville: Redbill Point
Tamar River: Ilfraville: Sandy Beach
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Tamar River: Long Reach
Tamar River: Middle Arm
Tamar River: Middle Arm: Shag Head
Tamar River: Mowbray Point
Tamar River: Native Point
Tamar River: Paper Beach
Tamar River: Richmond Hill
Tamar River: Robigana: Supply River: mouth
Tamar River: Rosevears: foreshore
Tamar River: Rowella: West Bay
Tamar River: Rowella: Willmores Bluff
Tamar River: Spring Bay
Tamar River: Swan Bay
Tamar River: Swan Point to Little Swan Point
Tamar River: West Arm: Andersons Creek
Tamar River: Windermere: foreshore
Tamar River: York Town: creek mouth
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Cosy Corner
Tinderbox Beach
Ulverstone (unlocalised)
Welcome River: mouth
West Ulverstone: foreshore
Woodbridge: Birchs Bay & Yellow Point
Woodbridge: Flowerpot
Wykeholm Point & Bay
Wynyard: Inglis River mouth

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