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Molluscs of Tasmania

Veneridae – Callocardiinae: Callista (Notocallista) kingii (Gray in King, 1827) (‘King’s callista’)

Synonym(s): kingii Gray, 1826 lamarckii Gray, 1838 rutila Sowerby, 1851.

Typical shell-length 50 mm. Lives subtidally in sand, especially in exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species but not commonly beached.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Veneroidea
Family: Veneridae
Subfamily: Callocardiinae
Genus: Callista

Localities for Callista kingii

Bay of Fires: Break Yoke Beach to Pebbly Beach
Beaumaris Beach
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Beerbarrel Beach
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Bicheno: Waubs Beach
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: beach
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bruny Island: Neck Beach
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons: Four Mile Creek: beach
Chain of Lagoons: Little Beach
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Denison Beach: rocks at southern end
Dianas Beach (unlocalised)
Earlham: foreshore
E coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Falmouth: foreshore
Falmouth: Mariposa Beach
Flinders Island: Foochow Beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Bryans Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Hazards Beach
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Great Musselroe Bay
Greens Beach: main beach
Hellyer Beach
Hobart (unlocalised)
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Sea Elephant Bay: Blowhole
King Island: Sea Elephant Bay: Cowper Point
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Lime Bay
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Low Head: East Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Maria Island: Chinamans Bay
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Maria Island: Soldiers Beach
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Musselroe Point
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
Orford: Spring Beach
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Pipers Head
Randalls Bay
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: East Beach
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Rocky Cape (unlocalised)
Scamander: Steels Beach
Scamander (unlocalised)
Scamander: Wrinklers Beach
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Croppies Point
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Circular Head
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
St Helens Point
Swansea: Cressy Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach: Shelly Point
Swansea: Kennedia Beach
Swansea: Spiky Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Swanwick: foreshore
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Cosy Corner
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
The Gardens: Taylors Beach
Walker Island
Weymouth: beach

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