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Molluscs of Tasmania

Mactridae – Mactrinae: Mactra (Mactra) pura Reeve, 1854 (‘white trough-shell’)

Synonym(s): pura Reeve, 1854 virgo Reeve, 1854.

Typical shell-length 50 mm. Uniformly white. Shell has a broader outline than that of M. australis. Lives subtidally in sand, especially in moderately exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is restricted to the N coast and Bass Strait islands, where locally common.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Mactroidea
Family: Mactridae
Subfamily: Mactrinae
Genus: Mactra

Localities for Mactra pura

Beechford: foreshore
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: Adams Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bridport: St Albans Bay
Camdale: beach
Cape Barren Island: Munro Bay
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Boobyalla Beach
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Lanoma Point
Cape Portland: Lemons Beach
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to N
Clarke Island: Maclaines Bay
Clarke Island: Moriarty Bay
Devonport: Don Heads
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Moorland Point
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Kangaroo Island (unlocalised)
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
E coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Beach S of Big River Road
Flinders Island: Emita: foreshore
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie Bay (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Watering Beach
Flinders Island: Leeka: West End Beach
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Inlet
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Sawyers Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Flinders Island: Trousers Point: beach
Greens Beach: main beach
Hellyer Beach
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Low Head (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Ransons Beach
Robbins Island: East Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Somerset: foreshore
South Burnie
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Tomahawk Beach
Walker Island
Waterhouse Beach
West Ulverstone: foreshore
West Ulverstone: Picnic Point: beach to W
Weymouth: beach
Wynyard: Fossil Bluff
Wynyard (unlocalised)

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