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Molluscs of Tasmania

Naticidae – Polinicinae: Neverita aulacoglossa (Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1909) (‘common sand-snail’)

Synonym(s): aulacoglossa Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1908 tasmanica Tenison-Woods, 1876 ephebus Hedley, 1915.
Typical shell-length 40 mm. Umbilicus open. Lives subtidally in sand, in moderately sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this is a common species in the N, rare or absent to the S.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Naticoidea
Family: Naticidae
Subfamily: Polinicinae
Genus: Neverita

Localities for Neverita aulacoglossa

Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Bruny Island: E coast (unlocalised)
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Lemons Beach
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Clayton: foreshore
Cox Bight (unlocalised)
Croppies Beach: northern end
Davey River: Carvers Point
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Dianas Beach (unlocalised)
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
East Devonport: beach & breakwater
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
E coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Falmouth: foreshore
Flinders Island: Foochow Beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie Bay (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Marshall Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Inlet
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hellyer Beach
Howden: foreshore
Hunter Island: Cave Bay
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Sea Elephant Bay: Cowper Point
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Bambra Reef
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Peggs Beach
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Murdunna: Sommers Beach
Musselroe Point
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Narawntapu: Little Badger Head
Narawntapu: Penguin Island: mainland foreshore opposite island
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island (unlocalised)
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Nubeena: White Beach
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Pipers Head
Port Davey: Bond Bay
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: Ransonnet Bay
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Rocky Cape (unlocalised)
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Sisters Beach
South Bruny Island: Great Taylors Bay
South Croppies Point
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Circular Head
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Stanley: West Inlet
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
The Gardens: Taylors Beach
Three Hummock Island: East Telegraph Beach
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay: southern end
Trial Harbour
Trial Harbour area
Walker Island
Waterhouse Island
Wynyard: Fossil Bluff

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