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Molluscs of Tasmania

Veneridae – Tapetinae: Eumarcia fumigata (G. B. Sowerby II, 1853) (‘smoky venus’)

Synonym(s): fumigata Sowerby, 1853 laevigata Sowerby, 1853 faba Reeve, 1864.

Typical shell-length 35 mm. Shell smooth and shiny. Colour intensity varies, from off-white to beige. Lives intertidally and subtidally in sand and mud, on sheltered shores. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and locally abundant species.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Veneroidea
Family: Veneridae
Subfamily: Tapetinae
Genus: Eumarcia

M-Z Localities for Eumarcia fumigata

Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Maria Island: Chinamans Bay
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Mercury Passage: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 07
Middleton: foreshore
Monk Bay
Murdunna: Duck Creek Beach
Murdunna: Sommers Beach
Musselroe Point
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
North Bruny Island: Killora Bay
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Orford: Millingtons Beach
Orford: Prosser River: mouth
Orford: Raspins Beach
Orford: Spring Beach
Orford (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Premaydena: Impression Bay
Randalls Bay
Rheban Beach
Richmond: Coal River estuary
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Saltwater River: Coal Mines beach
Sandy Bay: Nutgrove Beach
Scamander (unlocalised)
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Sloping Main Beach
Smithton: Perkins Island
Snug Beach
Sorell: causeway
Sorell: Oaks Point
South Bruny Island: Butlers Beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Bay Lagoon
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: western beach
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach: beaches to N
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport Lagoon: northern end
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Strathblane: Esperance River
Swansea: Lisdillon Beach
Swansea: Meredith River: mouth
Swansea (unlocalised)
Swanwick: foreshore
Taroona Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Tomahawk Beach
Verona Sands
Woodbridge: Birchs Bay & Yellow Point
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point
Wykeholm Point & Bay

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