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Molluscs of Tasmania

Turritellidae – Turritellinae: Gazameda gunnii (Reeve, 1849) (‘Gunn’s screw-shell’)

Synonym(s): gunnii Reeve, 1848 philippensis Watson, 1881.

Typical shell-length 60 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore on sand. Native. Endemic to eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species, but only locally common as a beached shell.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Cerithiimorpha – Cerithiimorpha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Turritellidae
Subfamily: Turritellinae
Genus: Gazameda

A-L Localities for Gazameda gunnii

Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Bay of Fires: Break Yoke Beach to Pebbly Beach
Beerbarrel Beach
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Boat Harbour: beach
Boltons Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bruny Island: E coast (unlocalised)
Bruny Island: Neck Beach
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Calverts Beach & Goats Bluff
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons: Four Mile Creek: beach
Chain of Lagoons: McIntyres Beach
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Clifton Beach: western end
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Lagoon
Croppies Beach: northern end
Denison Beach: Porch Rocks
Denison Beach: rocks at southern end
Denison Beach (unlocalised)
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 21
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 27
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 28
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Coles Beach
Dianas Beach (unlocalised)
Douglas River: beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Earlham: foreshore
Falmouth: foreshore
Falmouth: Mariposa Beach
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Fortescue Bay
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Georges Bay: St Helens (unlocalised)
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hellyer Beach
Hunter Island: Cave Bay
King Island: Lavinia Beach
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Little Peggs Beach
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)

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M-Z Localities for Gazameda gunnii

Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Four Mile Beach
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Mercury Passage: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 06
Narawntapu: Badger Beach
Narawntapu: Badger Head
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Narawntapu: Little Badger Head
North Bruny Island: Bull Bay
North Bruny Island: Miles Beach
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
North West coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Orford: Shelly Beach (unlocalised)
Orford: Spring Beach
Orford (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Pirates Bay: near landing
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Point Sorell: Margaret Rocks
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Port Davey: Schooner Cove
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Primrose Beach to Carlton Bluff
Randalls Bay
Robbins Island: East Beach
Robbins Island: Ransonnet Bay
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Rocky Cape (unlocalised)
Seymour Beach: northern end
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Smithton: Duck Bay: Picnic Point
Smithton: Duck River mouth
Smithton: Perkins Island
Somerset: foreshore
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Grass Point
South Croppies Point
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Circular Head
Stanley: Cow Rock beach
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Stanley: Halfmoon Bay
Stanley: Perkins Bay & West Inlet
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
St Helens Point
Stumpys Bay (unlocalised)
Swansea: Lisdillon Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Cosy Corner
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
The Gardens: Taylors Beach
Three Hummock Island: Sandy Spit
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay: southern end
Triabunna: Plain Place Beach
Walker Island
West Ulverstone: foreshore

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