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Molluscs of Tasmania

Muricidae – Trophoninae: Litozamia brazieri (Tenison-Woods, 1876) (‘Brazier’s trophon’)

Synonym(s): brazieri Tenison-Woods, 1876 castanea Petterd.

Typical shell-length 13 mm. Shell may be uniformly brown, or with brown interstices between the pale, low varices. Lives subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is widespread and common as a beached shell.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Trophoninae
Genus: Litozamia

A-L Localities for Litozamia brazieri

Arthur River: Nelson Bay
Bicheno: Rice Beach
Bicheno: Waubs Beach
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Burnie: Sulphur Creek
Cape Barren Island: Tinkers Gut
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Clayton: foreshore
Clifton Beach: western end
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coningham: foreshore
Denison Beach: Porch Rocks
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Don Heads
Devonport: Mersey River
Dover: Roaring Bay Beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
East Ulverstone
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Goat Island: foreshore of island and nearby mainland
Greens Beach: main beach
Greens Beach: Nudists Beach
Howden: foreshore
Hunter Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Cape Wickham: foreshore to E
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Grassy Harbour
King Island: Grassy Harbour: Sandblow Bay
King Island: Halfmoon Bay
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Pass River Bay
King Island: Porky Beach
King Island: Seal Bay: Black Point
King Island: Seal Point
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Leith: foreshore
Leith: Lillico Beach
Little Coningham Beach
Little Peggs Beach
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Low Head: East Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)

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