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Molluscs of Tasmania

Psammobiidae: Gari (Psammobia) livida (Lamarck, 1818) (‘purple sunset-shell’)

Synonym(s): livida Lamarck, 1818 zonalis Lamarck, 1818 compta Deshayes, 1855 striata Deshayes, 1855 tellinaeformis Reeve, 1857.

Typical shell-length 45 mm. Extent of brown radial rays varies: some shells lack any rays, others are almost entirely suffused with them. Lives subtidally in sand, especially in moderately sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and common species.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Tellinoidea
Family: Psammobiidae
Genus: Gari

A-L Localities for Gari livida

Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bicheno: Cod Rock
Binalong Bay
Binalong Bay: beach
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Boltons Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Bruny Island: Neck Beach
Burnie: Sulphur Creek
Calverts Beach & Goats Bluff
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Clifton Beach: western end
Cockle Creek Bay
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Coningham: foreshore
Connellys Bay
Cremorne: foreshore
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Lagoon
Deephole Bay
Denison Beach: rocks at southern end
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 28
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 29
Dianas Beach (unlocalised)
Dodges Ferry: Red Ochre Beach
Dover: beach
Dover: Kents Beach
Dover: Roaring Bay Beach
Dunalley Bay
Dunalley: beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
Eastern Frederick Henry Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 15
Eastern Frederick Henry Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 16
E coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Fortescue Bay
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches
Garden Island Sands
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Georges Bay: Burns Bay
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hellyer Beach
Hobart (unlocalised)
Howden: foreshore
Howrah Beach
Kettering: Oyster Cove
King Island: Colliers Beach
Kingston Beach
Koonya: Shelly Beach
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Coningham Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Peggs Beach
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Little Swanport (unlocalised)
Lymington: Drip Beach

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M-Z Localities for Gari livida

Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Maria Island: Soldiers Beach
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marrawah (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Mercury Passage: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 09
Mercury Passage: Darlington Bay
Middleton: foreshore
Murdunna: Sommers Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Bull Bay
North Bruny Island: Dennes Point
North Bruny Island: Killora Bay
North Bruny Island: Miles Beach
North Bruny Island: Nebraska Beach
North Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Nubeena: Roaring Beach
Nubeena: White Beach
Okehampton Bay (unlocalised)
Opossum Bay: The Spit & Shelly Beach
Orford: Millingtons Beach
Orford: Raspins Beach
Orford: Spring Beach
Orford (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Pitt Water (unlocalised)
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Port Arthur: Crescent Bay
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Port Davey: Bond Bay
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Primrose Sands
Ralphs Bay (unlocalised)
Randalls Bay
Rheban Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Saltwater River: Coal Mines beach
Sandy Bay: Nutgrove Beach
Scamander: Steels Beach
Schouten Island: Crocketts Bay
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main Beach
Snug Beach
South Arm: Fort Beach
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Cemetery Bluff
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Two Tree Point
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay (unlocalised)
South Bruny Island: Alonnah Beach
South Bruny Island: Butlers Beach
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach
South Bruny Island (unlocalised)
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
South Croppies Point
Southport: Roaring Beach
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Circular Head
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Swansea: Coswell Beach
Swansea: Kennedia Beach
Swansea: Lisdillon Beach
Swansea: Meredith River: mouth
Swansea (unlocalised)
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Cosy Corner
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
The Gardens: Taylors Beach
Three Hummock Island: Coulomb Bay
Tinderbox Beach
Triabunna: Plain Place Beach
Verona Sands
Walker Island
Waterhouse Island
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point
Wykeholm Point & Bay

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