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Molluscs of Tasmania

Veneridae – Venerinae: Chioneryx cardioides (Lamarck, 1818) (‘cockle-like venus’)

Synonym(s): cardioides Lamarck, 1818 striatissima Sowerby, 1853.

Typical shell-length 12 mm. Young shells may bear brown markings. Lives subtidally in sand. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread but generally uncommon and readily overlooked species; most common in the SE.


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

Localities for Chioneryx cardioides

Beechford: foreshore
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bruny Island: Isthmus Bay
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Coles Bay: foreshore
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Coningham: foreshore
Cremorne: foreshore
Derwent channel
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 27
Derwent Estuary (unlocalised)
East Kangaroo Island (unlocalised)
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hobart (unlocalised)
King Island: Colliers Beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Norfolk Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 13
Norfolk Bay: Lime Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 19
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: Spring Beach
Primrose Sands
Randalls Bay
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main: Black Jack Point
Sorell: Woody Island
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
Swansea: Coswell Beach
Swanwick: foreshore
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Verona Sands
Waterhouse Island

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