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Molluscs of Tasmania

Epitoniidae: Epitonium (Laeviscala) minorum (Iredale, 1936) (‘lesser wentletrap’)

Synonym(s): minorum Iredale, 1936 godfreyi Cotton, 1938.

Typical shell-length 20 mm. Lives intertidally to offshore amongst sea-anemones, in moderately sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is quite common in the N; rare or absent further S.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Epitonioidea
Family: Epitoniidae
Genus: Epitonium

Localities for Epitonium minorum

Arthur River: Nelson Bay
Bicheno: Cod Rock
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: beach
Bridport: Lades Beach
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Coles Bay: foreshore
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Ulverstone
East Wynyard: beach
E coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
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: Patriarch Inlet
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Fortescue Bay
Goat Island: foreshore of island and nearby mainland
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Seal Bay: Black Point
King Island: Seal Point
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Leith: Lillico Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Peggs Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Marrawah (unlocalised)
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach: western end
Port Davey: Bond Bay
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Robbins Island: East Beach
Rocky Cape: Anniversary Bay
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Halfmoon Bay
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Swansea: Jubilee Beach
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Turners Beach
Wynyard: Fossil Bluff

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