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Molluscs of Tasmania

Bullidae: Bulla quoyii Gray, 1843 (‘Botany Bay bubble-shell’)

Synonym(s): quoyii Gray in Dieffenbach, 1843 australis Gray, 1825 tenuissima Sowerby, 1868 botanica Hedley, 1918.

Typical shell-length 45 mm. Lives subtidally on sand and mud in sheltered environments. Native. Occurs in southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA); also New Zealand. In Tasmanian waters, this is a common species in the far NE; rare further S and W.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Cephalaspidea
Superfamily: Bulloidea
Family: Bullidae
Genus: Bulla

Localities for Bulla quoyii

Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: beach
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Bridport: Lades Beach
Cape Barren Island: Neds Point
Cape Portland: Boobyalla Beach
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Croppies Point
Dianas Beach (unlocalised)
East Devonport: beach & breakwater
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Kangaroo Island (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Arthur Bay: Long Point
Flinders Island: Big River Cove
Flinders Island: Foochow Beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Sawyers Bay
Flinders Island: Sellars Lagoon
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Flinders Island: Trousers Point: beach
Flinders Island: Whitemark Beach
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Little Musselroe Bay: Lyme Regis Lagoon
Low Head: Lagoon Beach
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
South Croppies Point
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Swansea (unlocalised)
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Tasmania (unlocalised)

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