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Molluscs of Tasmania

Trochidae – Fossarininae: Fossarina (Fossarina) petterdi Crosse, 1870 (‘Petterd’s fossarina’)

Synonym(s): petterdi Crosse, 1870 simsoni Tenison-Woods, 1876 mutabilis May, 1909.

Typical shell-length 5.0 mm. Lives intertidally amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and often common species.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Subfamily: Fossarininae
Genus: Fossarina

Localities for Fossarina petterdi

Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bicheno: Cod Rock
Bicheno: Courland Bay
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Bicheno: Waubs Beach
Binalong Bay: Jeanneret Beach
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport (unlocalised)
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Conical Harbour
Coningham Beach
Coningham: foreshore
Deal Island (unlocalised)
Dover: beach
Dover: Roaring Bay Beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
East Wynyard: beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Watering Beach
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: The Dock
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Georges Bay (unlocalised)
Granville Harbour: coast to N
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Little Porky Beach
King Island: Pass River Bay
King Island: Seal Point
King Island (unlocalised)
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Swanport: mouth
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Low Head: East Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Maria Island: Bloodstone Point
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marrawah: West Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
North Bruny Island: Dennes Point
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
North West coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Nubeena: Roaring Beach
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Orford: Spring Beach
Penguin: beach
Penguin (unlocalised)
Pirates Bay: Fossil Island
Pirates Bay: middle rocks
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Arthur: Point Puer & beach
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Primrose Sands
Randalls Bay
Rheban Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Scamander (unlocalised)
Scamander: Wrinklers Beach
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Cemetery Bluff
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: East Cove
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport: Roaring Beach
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Swanwick: foreshore
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Coffeys Gulch
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Tinderbox Beach
Triabunna: Plain Place Beach
Trial Harbour
Ulverstone (unlocalised)
Weymouth: beach
Woodbridge: Flowerpot

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