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Molluscs of Tasmania

Lottiidae – Lottiinae: Lottia mixta (Reeve, 1855) (‘mixed limpet’)

Synonym(s): mixta Reeve, 1855 granulosa Macpherson, 1955 inradiata Hedley, 1915.
Typical shell-length 15 mm. Apex often eroded. Upperside and underside with alternating radial zones of dark brown and creamy yellow. Lives intertidally attached to rocks, especially on exposed shores. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species but seldom common.

Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Patellogastropoda
Order: Patellogastropoda
Superfamily: Lottioidea
Family: Lottiidae
Subfamily: Lottiinae
Genus: Lottia
A-L Localities for Lottia mixta
Arthur River: Nelson Bay
Arthur River: Sarah Anne Rocks
Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Bicheno: Cod Rock
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Bicheno: Rice Beach
Bicheno: Waubs Beach
Binalong Bay
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Boat Harbour: beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Cape Barren Island: Kent Bay
Cape Barren Island: Thunder & Lightning Bay
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Dip Point to Black Rocks
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Coles Bay: foreshore
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Coningham: foreshore
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Head to Cape Deslacs
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
East Kangaroo Island: North Point
East Kangaroo Island (unlocalised)
East Wynyard: beach
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Fisher Island
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Yellow Beaches
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: The Dock
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Goose Island
Greenes Point
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Herbies Landing
Hunter Island (unlocalised)
Kettering: Oyster Cove
King Island: Colliers Beach
King Island: Cooper Bluff
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Disappointment Bay
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Grassy Harbour
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Pass River Bay
King Island: Porky Beach
King Island: Stokes Point: Gulchway
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Lagoon River: mouth
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Low Head: East Beach
Low Head: Lagoon Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
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