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Molluscs of Tasmania

Crassatellidae: Eucrassatella kingicola (Lamarck, 1805) (‘King Island thickshell-clam’)

Synonym(s): kingicola Lamarck, 1805.

Typical shell-length 80 mm. Dark periostracum is very persistent. Lives subtidally in sand in exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species but very local and seldom beached.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Crassatelloidea
Family: Crassatellidae
Genus: Eucrassatella

Localities for Eucrassatella kingicola

Bay of Fires: Break Yoke Beach to Pebbly Beach
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Beerbarrel Beach
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Chain of Lagoons: Four Mile Creek: beach
Dianas Beach (unlocalised)
Earlham: foreshore
East Wynyard: beach
E coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Eddystone Point (unlocalised)
Falmouth: foreshore
Falmouth: Mariposa Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Hazards Beach
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
King Island: Cape Wickham: foreshore to E
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Sea Elephant Bay: Cowper Point
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Low Head: East Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Musselroe Point
Narawntapu: Badger Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Rocky Cape: Cave Bay
Rocky Cape (unlocalised)
Sandy Cape
Scamander: Steels Beach
Schouten Island: Sandspit Point
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Circular Head
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Halfmoon Bay
Stanley (unlocalised)
St Helens Point
Swansea: Cressy Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach: Shelly Point
Swansea: Kennedia Beach
Swansea: Meredith River: mouth
Swansea: Spiky Beach
Tamar River: heads
Taroona Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Walker Island

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