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Molluscs of Tasmania

Fissurellidae – Emarginulinae: Hemitoma (Montfortia) subemarginatum (Blainville, 1819) (‘giant notch-limpet’)

Synonym(s): subemarginata Blainville, 1819 emarginata Blainville, 1825 australis Quoy & Gaimard, 1834.
Typical shell-length 30 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore under rocks and stones, and usually associated with sponges and bryozoans, on which it probably feeds. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species but seldom beached in numbers.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Fissurelloidea
Family: Fissurellidae
Subfamily: Emarginulinae
Genus: Montfortula

Localities for Montfortia subemarginata

Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bruny Island: Isthmus Bay
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Burnie: foreshore
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Coningham Beach
Cox Bight (unlocalised)
D’Entrecasteaux Channel (unlocalised)
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Don Heads
Devonport: Mussel Rock
Dunalley (unlocalised)
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Ulverstone
Flinders Island: E coast (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Inlet
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Flinders Island: Trousers Point: beach
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Granville Harbour
Greens Beach: main beach
Hobart: Sandy Bay (unlocalised)
Hobart (unlocalised)
Kettering foreshore
King Island: Disappointment Bay
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Kingston Beach
Leith: foreshore
Leith: Lillico Beach
Leven River: mouth
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Peggs Beach
Louisville: Alginate Bay
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Narawntapu: Badger Head
North Bruny Island: Dennes Point
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Orford: Spring Beach
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Penguin: Johnsons Beach
Pipers Head
Pirates Bay: Fossil Island
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Sandy Bay: Nutgrove Beach
Snug Beach
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach: beaches to N
South Bruny Island: Sheepwash Bay
South Burnie
South Croppies Point
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley: West Inlet
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Taroona: Hinsby Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay: southern end
Tinderbox Beach
Turners Beach
Verona Sands
Walker Island
Waterhouse Island
West Ulverstone: foreshore
Woodbridge: Flowerpot
Wynyard (unlocalised)

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