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Molluscs of Tasmania

Myochamidae: Myadora brevis (G. B. Sowerby I, 1827) (‘short myadora’)

Synonym(s): brevis Sowerby, 1827 triggi Cotton & Godfrey, 1938.

Typical shell-length 30 mm. As for all myadoras and myochamas, one valve is flattened, the other inflated. Lives subtidally in sand. Native. Endemic to southern and eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species in the E and NW but uncommon.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Pholadomyoida
Superfamily: Pandoroidea
Family: Myochamidae
Genus: Myadora

Localities for Myadora brevis

Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bruny Island: Neck Beach
Calverts Beach & Goats Bluff
Coningham: foreshore
Cremorne: foreshore
D’Entrecasteaux Channel (unlocalised)
Derwent Estuary (unlocalised)
Dianas Beach (unlocalised)
E coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Hobart (unlocalised)
King Island: Colliers Beach
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Norfolk Bay
Norfolk Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 13
Norfolk Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 14
North Bruny Island: Miles Beach
Nubeena: Roaring Beach
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: Raspins Beach
Orford: Spring Beach
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Randalls Bay
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: Ransonnet Bay
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Sandy Bay: Nutgrove Beach
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Arm: Mary Ann Beach & Gellibrand Point
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay (unlocalised)
South Bruny Island: Butlers Beach
Southport: Roaring Beach
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Circular Head
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Halfmoon Bay
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Taroona Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Verona Sands

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