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Molluscs of Tasmania

Mangeliidae: Guraleus (Guraleus) alucinans (G. B. Sowerby III, 1896) (‘dreaming turrid’)

Synonym(s): alucinans Sowerby, 1896 browniana Tenison-Woods, 1901.

Typical shell-length 10 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species; common in the N, but less so to the S.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Mangeliidae
Genus: Guraleus

Localities for Guraleus alucinans

Bicheno: Governor Island
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: beach
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Burnie: Sulphur Creek
Cape Barren Island: Thunder & Lightning Bay
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Clayton: foreshore
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Devonport: Paradise Cove (unlocalised)
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Wynyard: beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Granville Harbour: coast to N
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Grassy Harbour
King Island: Halfmoon Bay
King Island: Little Porky Beach
King Island: Pass River Bay
King Island: Seal Point
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Leith: Lillico Beach
Little Coningham Beach
Low Head: East Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Northdown Beach
Nubeena: Roaring Beach
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Penguin: Lonah & Lodders Point
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Grass Point
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Coffeys Gulch
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Three Hummock Island: Rape Bay
Ulverstone (unlocalised)
West Ulverstone: foreshore

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