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Molluscs of Tasmania

Lucinidae – Codakiinae: Ctena tatei (Angas, 1879) (‘Tate’s lucine’)

Synonym(s): tatei Angas, 1879.

Typical shell-length 10 mm. Shell not strongly inflated. Bears concentric ridges and radial striae. Lives intertidally and subtidally in crevices amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species but seldom common.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Lucinoidea
Family: Lucinidae
Subfamily: Codakiinae
Genus: Ctena

A-L Localities for Ctena tatei

Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bicheno: Cod Rock
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Bicheno: Rice Beach
Bicheno: Waubs Beach
Binalong Bay: beach
Binalong Bay: gulches
Binalong Bay: Jeanneret Beach
Blackman Bay: Long Spit: bay to E
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Cape Barren Island: Battery Bay
Cape Barren Island: Bungs Beach
Cape Barren Island: Kenneth Point
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Maclaines Bay
Coles Bay: Gravelly Beach & Sleepy Bay
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Deephole Bay
De Witt Island
Douglas River: beach
Dunalley Bay
Dunalley: beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Eaglehawk Neck: western side
Eddystone Point (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Arthur Bay: Long Point
Flinders Island: Badger Corner
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: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: The Dock
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches
Granville Harbour
Granville Harbour: coast to N
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Herbies Landing
Hunter Island (unlocalised)
King Island: British Admiral Beach
King Island: Cape Wickham: foreshore to E
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Grassy Harbour
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Pass River Bay
King Island: Porky Beach
King Island: Red Hut Point
King Island: Seal Bay: Black Point
King Island: Seal Point
King Island: Surprise Bay
King Island (unlocalised)
Lauderdale: Ralphs Bay
Lime Bay
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Low Head: East Beach
Lulworth: Tam O”Shanter Bay

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