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Molluscs of Tasmania

Calyptraeidae: Maoricrypta immersa (Angas, 1865) (‘common slipper-limpet’)

Synonym(s): immersa Angas, 1865.

Typical shell-length 25 mm. Body whorl may be convex or almost flat. Lives subtidally atttached to stones and the shells of living molluscs, the larger female attached to the substrate while the smaller males are attached to the female’s shell. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species but seldom beached; large subfossils of this or a related species sometimes beached in SE Tasmania.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Calyptraeoidea
Family: Calyptraeidae
Genus: Maoricrypta

Localities for Maoricrypta immersa

Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Bicheno: Cod Rock
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Blackman Bay (unlocalised)
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Denison Beach: Porch Rocks
D’Entrecasteaux Channel (unlocalised)
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
Eddystone Point (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: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Fortescue Bay
Freycinet Peninsula: Hazards Beach
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach
King Island: Colliers Beach
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Leith: foreshore
Little Dog Island
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Schouten Island: Crocketts Bay
Sisters Beach
South Bruny Island: Little Taylors Bay
South Bruny Island: Sheepwash Bay
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Stanley (unlocalised)
Swansea: Jubilee Beach
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Seatons Cove
Walker Island
Wynyard (unlocalised)

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