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Molluscs of Tasmania

Veneridae – Tapetinae: Katelysia rhytiphora (Lamy, 1935) (‘ridged venus’)

Synonym(s): rhytiphora Lamy, 1935 corrugata Lamarck, 1818 (non Gmelin, 1791).

Typical shell-length 40 mm. Shell outline more elongated than K. scalarina, and shell bears radial striations between the concentric ridges, which are relatively weak. Lives intertidally in mud, on sheltered shores. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and locally abundant species; tends to be the dominant Katelysia species in the SE.


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

A-L Localities for Katelysia rhytiphora

Bathurst Channel: Schooner Cove
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Binalong Bay: Dora Point
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Blackman Bay: Porpoise Hole
Blackman Bay (unlocalised)
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: southern end
Boltons Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Bruny Island: Neck Beach
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Cape Barren Island: Battery Bay
Cape Barren Island: Bungs Beach
Cape Barren Island: Nautilus Cove
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Carlton: Park Beach
Catamaran (unlocalised)
Charlotte Cove
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Shevo Bay (north end)
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Cockle Creek Bay
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Coningham: foreshore
Cremorne: foreshore
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Lagoon
Deephole Bay
Dianas Beach (unlocalised)
Douglas River: beach
Dover: beach
Dover: Kents Beach
Dunalley Bay
Dunalley: beach
Earlham: foreshore
Earlham Lagoon
East Kangaroo Island (unlocalised)
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Flinders Island: Cameron Inlet
Flinders Island: Foochow Inlet
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Fisher Island
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Watering Beach
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Sellars Lagoon
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island: Whitemark Beach
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Bryans Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches
Garden Island Sands
Georges Bay: Akaroa: foreshore
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Georges Bay: Moulting Bay: Bayview
Georges Bay: St Helens: foreshore
Georges Bay: Stieglitz: foreshore
Georges Bay (unlocalised)
Great Oyster Bay
Greens Beach: main beach
Hellyer Beach
Herlihys Bay: coast to E
Howden: foreshore
Kettering foreshore
Kettering: Oyster Cove
Kettering: Trial Bay
King Island: Colliers Beach
King Island: Grassy
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Sea Elephant Bay: Cowper Point
King Island: Seal Bay: Black Point
Kingston Beach
Koonya: Newmans Beach
Lauderdale: Bambra Reef
Lauderdale: Ralphs Bay
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Lewisham (unlocalised)
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Black Rock: beach
Little Coningham Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Lymington: Copper Alley Bay

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M-Z Localities for Katelysia rhytiphora

Macquarie Harbour: Kelly Basin
Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Margate foreshore
Maria Island: Bloodstone Beach
Maria Island: Bloodstone Point
Maria Island: Chinamans Bay
Maria Island: Chinamans Creek
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Four Mile Beach
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Maria Island: Riedlé Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Maria Island: Shoal Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Middleton: foreshore
Monk Bay
Mortimer Bay: Gorringes Beach
Murdunna: Duck Creek Beach
Murdunna: Sommers Beach
Musselroe Point
Narawntapu: Badger Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Apollo Bay
North Bruny Island: Barnes Bay
North Bruny Island: Ford Bay
North Bruny Island: Killora Bay
North Bruny Island: Little Fancy Bay
North Bruny Island: Nebraska Beach
North Bruny Island: Quarantine Bay
North Bruny Island: Simmonds Bay
Nubeena: White Beach
Opossum Bay: The Spit & Shelly Beach
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Orford: Millingtons Beach
Orford: Prosser River: mouth
Orford: Raspins Beach
Orford: Shelly Beach (unlocalised)
Orford (unlocalised)
Petcheys Bay
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Pittwater Bluff: foreshore to W
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Arthur: Little Possum Beach
Port Arthur: Point Puer & beach
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Port Arthur: Stinking Bay
Port Arthur (unlocalised)
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Cygnet: Sandrock Bay
Port Davey: Bond Bay
Port Esperance: Stringers Cove
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Premaydena: Impression Bay
Ralphs Bay: Maria Point
Randalls Bay
Recherche Bay
Rheban Beach
Rokeby Beach
Sandford: Clear Lagoon
Schouten Island: Crocketts Bay
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main Beach
Sloping Main: Black Jack Point
Snug Beach
Sorell: causeway
Sorell: Oaks Point
Sorell: Orielton Lagoon
South Arm Neck: northern side
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: southern end
South Bruny Island: Alonnah Beach
South Bruny Island: Alonnah: Sunset Bay
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Bay Lagoon
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: western beach
South Bruny Island: Lunawanna: Daniels Bay
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach: beaches to N
South Bruny Island: Quarries Bay
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay: southern end
South Bruny Island (unlocalised)
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport: Hythe Beach
Southport Lagoon: northern end
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Strathblane: Esperance River
Tamar River: Beauty Point: Inspection Head area
Tamar River: Bell Bay: power-station jetty
Tamar River: Ilfraville: Redbill Point
Tamar River: Ilfraville: Sandy Beach
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Tomahawk Island
Trial Harbour area
Welcome River: mouth
West Ulverstone: foreshore
Woodbridge: Birchs Bay & Yellow Point
Woodbridge: Fleurtys Bay & Point
Woodbridge: Flowerpot
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point

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