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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cypraeidae – Cypraeovulinae: Notocypraea declivis (G. B. Sowerby II, 1870) (‘freckled cowrie’)

Synonym(s): declivis Sowerby, 1870 lentiginosa Coen, 1949. Schilder, 1924 occidentalis Iredale, 1935 wilkinsi Grifiths, 1962.
Typical shell-length 25 mm. Shell outline broad. Dorsum is covered with darker spots when alive but these are readily worn away, often leaving zones of different shades of fawn-brown, while the many small dark spots on the ventral margin tend to persist. Lives subtidally under rocks and stones. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and common species, especially in the S.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Cypraeidae
Subfamily: Pustulariinae
Genus: Notocypraea

A-L Localities for Notocypraea declivis

Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Bicheno: Courland Bay
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Binalong Bay: gulches
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Burnie: Titan Point
Calverts Beach & Goats Bluff
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Lanoma Point
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons: Four Mile Creek: beach
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to N
Clarke Island: Dip Point to Black Rocks
Clarke Island: Spike Bay
Clifton Beach: eastern end
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Clifton Beach: western end
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Cox Bight (unlocalised)
Deadmans Bay
Denison Beach: Porch Rocks
Denison Beach: rocks at southern end
Denison Beach (unlocalised)
Dianas Beach (unlocalised)
Dodges Ferry: Red Ochre Beach
Douglas River: beach
Dover: Roaring Bay Beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Earlham: foreshore
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
E coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Falmouth: foreshore
Flinders Island: Foochow Inlet
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: The Dock
Fortescue Bay
Fortescue Bay: Canoe Bay
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Hawley Beach
King Island: British Admiral Beach
King Island: Cape Wickham: foreshore to E
King Island: City of Melbourne Bay
King Island: Colliers Beach
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Disappointment Bay
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Grassy Harbour
King Island: Grassy Harbour: Sandblow Bay
King Island: Halfmoon Bay
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Little Porky Beach
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Porky Beach
King Island: S coast (unlocalised)
King Island: Sea Elephant Bay: Cowper Point
King Island: Seal Bay: Black Point
King Island: Surprise Bay
King Island (unlocalised)
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Louisa Bay
Low Head (unlocalised)

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M-Z Localities for Notocypraea declivis

Maria Island: Bloodstone Beach
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Gulls Nest Point
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Maria Island: Return Point
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marrawah: Green Point Beach
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Musselroe Point
North Bruny Island: Dennes Point
North Bruny Island: Roberts Point
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Nubeena: Roaring Beach
Orford: Emerald Beach
Pirates Bay: Fossil Island
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Port Arthur: Crescent Bay
Port Arthur: Point Puer & beach
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Prime Seal Island: Sealers Cove
Rheban Beach
Rocky Cape: Castle Rock Bay
Rocky Cape: Cathedral Rocks Bay
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Rocky Cape: northern coves
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Schouten Island: Crocketts Bay
Seymour Beach: northern end
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Smithton: Duck River mouth
Somerset: foreshore
South Arm: Fort Beach
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Cemetery Bluff
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Grass Point
South Bruny Island: Butlers Beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport: Roaring Beach
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Circular Head
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Swansea: Jubilee Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Swansea: Spiky Beach
Swansea: Tirzah Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Telopea Point
The Gardens: Coffeys Gulch
The Gardens: Cosy Corner
The Gardens: Mateys Gulch to Gardens Lagoon
Three Hummock Island: Spiers Bay: Spiers Nook
Tinderbox Beach
Tinderbox: Fossil Cove
Tunnel Bay
Woolnorth: Woolnorth Point

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