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Molluscs of Tasmania

Pectinidae – Chlamydinae: Equichlamys bifrons (Lamarck, 1819) (‘queen scallop’)

Synonym(s): bifrons Lamarck, 1819.

Typical shell-length 120 mm. Lives subtidally on sand and mud. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and common species, though most beached shells are juveniles.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Ostreoida
Superfamily: Pectinoidea
Family: Pectinidae
Subfamily: Chlamydinae
Genus: Equichlamys

A-L Localities for Equichlamys bifrons

Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Bicheno: Rice Beach
Bicheno: Waubs Beach
Bicheno: Waubs Gulch
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: beach
Cape Barren Island: Kenneth Point: foreshore to E
Cape Barren Island: Munro Bay
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Lanoma Point
Cape Portland: Lemons Beach
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Charlotte Cove
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to N
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Clarke Island: Maclaines Bay
Clarke Island: Spike Bay
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Clifton Beach: western end
Coles Bay: Bluestone Bay
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Coningham Beach
Coningham: foreshore
Cremorne: foreshore
D’Entrecasteaux Channel (unlocalised)
Dover: beach
Droughty Point
Earlham: foreshore
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Kangaroo Island (unlocalised)
East Wynyard: beach
Eggs-and-Bacon Bay
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Flinders Island: Arthur Bay: Long Point
Flinders Island: Beach S of Big River Road
Flinders Island: Big River Cove
Flinders Island: Cameron Inlet
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie Bay (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Fisher Island
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Watering Beach
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Yellow Beaches
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Sawyers Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: White Beach to Dick Davey Shoal
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Hazards Beach
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Garden Island Sands
Great Dog Island: beaches in NE
Greens Beach: main beach
Hellyer Beach
Hobart: Sandy Bay: Long Beach to Blinking Billy Point
Howden: foreshore
Kettering foreshore
Kettering: Oyster Cove
Kettering: Trial Bay
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Bambra Reef
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Leith: Lillico Beach
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach

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M-Z Localities for Equichlamys bifrons

Maria Island: Bloodstone Beach
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Gulls Nest Point
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Maria Island: Shoal Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Maria Island: Soldiers Beach
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Middleton: foreshore
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Apollo Bay
North Bruny Island: Dennes Point
North Bruny Island: Killora Bay
North Bruny Island: Killora: Rat Bay
North Bruny Island: Nebraska Beach
North Bruny Island: Roberts Point
Nubeena: White Beach
Opossum Bay: Michaels Beach & White Rock Point
Orford: Spring Beach
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Esperance: Stringers Cove
Primrose Sands
Randalls Bay
Ransons Beach
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: Marys Island area
Rocky Cape: Anniversary Bay
Scamander (unlocalised)
Schouten Island: Sandspit Point
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main Beach
Sloping Main: Black Jack Point
Snug Beach
South Arm: Fort Beach
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Arm: Mary Ann Beach & Gellibrand Point
South Arm Neck: northern side
South Arm: Pigeon Holes
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: southern end
South Bruny Island: Alonnah Beach
South Bruny Island: Alonnah: Sunset Bay
South Bruny Island: Butlers Beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Bay Lagoon
South Bruny Island: Hopwood Beach
South Bruny Island: Mickeys Bay
South Bruny Island: Sheepwash Bay
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Swansea: Jubilee Beach
Swansea: Spiky Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Swanwick: foreshore
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Three Hummock Island: Spiers Bay: Spiers Nook
Tinderbox Beach
Verona Sands
Walker Island
Waterhouse Island
Woodbridge: Fleurtys Bay & Point
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point

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