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Molluscs of Tasmania

Columbellidae – Atiliinae: Mitrella (Dentimitrella) lincolnensis (Reeve, 1859) (‘Port Lincoln dove-shell’)

Synonym(s): lincolnensis Reeve, 1859.

Typical shell-length 13 mm. The combination of dark background with pale marbling is characteristic in Tasmania, as is the narrow aperture. Degree of taper of spire varies. Lives subtidally amongst seaweed and seagrass, especially in sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species, most common in the SE.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Columbellidae
Subfamily: Atiliinae
Genus: Mitrella

A-L Localities for Mitrella lincolnensis

Arthur River: Nelson Bay
Bicheno: Cod Rock
Bicheno: Governor Island
Bicheno: Waubs Beach
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Blackman Bay: Long Spit: bay to E
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: Adams Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Brooks Bay: White Bluff
Cape Barren Island: Bungs Beach
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clayton: foreshore
Coles Bay: foreshore
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Conical Harbour
Coningham: foreshore
Connellys Bay
Croppies Point
Curtis Island
Deadmans Bay
Deal Island (unlocalised)
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Don Heads
Devonport: Mersey River
Dodges Ferry: Red Ochre Beach
Dover: beach
Dover: Kents Beach
Dunalley (unlocalised)
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Ulverstone
Eddystone Point: Stumpys Bay: Boulder Point
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Erith Island
Flinders Island: Arthur Bay: Long Point
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
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: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island: White Beach to Dick Davey Shoal
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: The Hazards
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Friendly Beaches
Garden Island Sands
Goat Island: foreshore of island and nearby mainland
Granville Harbour
Granville Harbour: coast to N
Great Dog Island: beaches in NE
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hobart: Sullivans Cove area
Howden: foreshore
Ida Bay (unlocalised)
Kettering: Oyster Cove
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Halfmoon Bay
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Pass River Bay
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: W coast
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Leith: foreshore
Leith: Lillico Beach
Little Coningham Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Low Head: Lagoon Beach

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M-Z Localities for Mitrella lincolnensis

Maria Island: Bloodstone Point
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Gulls Nest Point
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Maria Island: Return Point
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marrawah: West Point
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Mercury Passage: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 04
Middleton: foreshore
Narawntapu: Badger Head
Ninepin Point
North Bruny Island: Ford Bay
North Bruny Island: Little Fancy Bay
North Bruny Island: Nebraska Beach
North Bruny Island: Variety Bay
Nubeena: White Beach
Okehampton Bay (unlocalised)
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Orford: Emerald Beach
Orford: Luther Point
Orford: Millingtons Beach
Orford: Shelly Beach (unlocalised)
Orford: Spring Beach
Orford: West Shelly Beach
Penguin: Lonah & Lodders Point
Penguin to Ulverstone: foreshore
Petcheys Bay
Pipers Head
Pirates Bay: Fossil Island
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Port Arthur: Big Possum Beach
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Arthur: Little Possum Beach
Port Arthur: Point Puer & beach
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Port Arthur (unlocalised)
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Port Sorell: beach
Primrose Point
Primrose Sands
Randalls Bay
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: Marys Island area
Rocky Boat Inlet
Rocky Cape: Castle Rock Bay
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Schouten Island: Moreys Bay
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main: Black Jack Point
Snug Beach
South Arm: Fort Beach
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Cemetery Bluff
South Bruny Island: Alonnah: Sunset Bay
South Bruny Island: Bay of Islands
South Bruny Island: Butlers Beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South Bruny Island: Mickeys Bay
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport Lagoon: southern end
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley: West Inlet
Swansea: Coswell Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Swansea: Kennedia Beach
Swansea: Spiky Beach
Swanwick: foreshore
Tamar River: Bell Bay: power-station jetty
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: beach
The Gardens: Mateys Gulch to Gardens Lagoon
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Three Hummock Island: Mermaid Bay
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay
Tinderbox Beach
Ulverstone (unlocalised)
Waterhouse Point
West Ulverstone: foreshore
Woodbridge: Flowerpot
Woolnorth: Valley Bay

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