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Molluscs of Tasmania

Veneridae – Tapetinae: Notopaphia grisea (Lamarck, 1818) (‘Tasmanian boring-venus’)

Synonym(s): griseus Lamarck, 1818 diemenensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1835 subdecussata Deshayes, 1853.

Typical shell-length 30 mm. Lives subtidally in sand and mud, especially in moderately sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species; commoner towards the S.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Veneroidea
Family: Veneridae
Subfamily: Tapetinae
Genus: Notopaphia

A-L Localities for Notopaphia grisea

Ansons Bay
Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bathurst Channel: Balmoral Beach
Bathurst Channel: Schooner Cove
Bathurst Channel: Wombat Cove
Bathurst Harbour
Bellerive Beach
Bellerive: Kangaroo Bay
Bicheno: Cod Rock
Binalong Bay
Blackman Bay (unlocalised)
Blackmans Bay
Boltons Beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Boobyalla Beach
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Catamaran (unlocalised)
Charlotte Cove
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Clifton Beach: western end
Cockle Creek Bay
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Muirs Beach
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Coningham Beach
Coningham: foreshore
Connellys Bay
Davey River: Carvers Point
Deephole Bay
Denison Beach: Porch Rocks
Denison Beach (unlocalised)
D’Entrecasteaux Channel (unlocalised)
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 23
Derwent Estuary (unlocalised)
Devonport: Mersey River
Devonport: Paradise Cove (unlocalised)
Douglas River: beach
Dover: beach
Dover: Kents Beach
Dover: Roaring Bay Beach
Dover (unlocalised)
Dunalley Bay
Dunalley (unlocalised)
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Earlham: foreshore
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie Bay (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Garden Island Sands
Georges Bay: Akaroa: foreshore
Georges Bay: Burns Bay
Georges Bay: Moulting Bay: Bayview
Georges Bay: Moulting Bay (unlocalised)
Georges Bay: St Helens: foreshore
Georges Bay: Stieglitz: foreshore
Georges Bay (unlocalised)
Glenorchy: Cornelian Bay
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hellyer Beach
Herlihys Bay: coast to E
Hobart: Sandy Bay: Long Beach to Blinking Billy Point
Hobart: Sandy Bay: Lords Beach & Wrest Point
Hobart: Sandy Bay (unlocalised)
Howden: foreshore
Howrah Beach
Ida Bay (unlocalised)
Kettering: Oyster Cove
Kettering: Trial Bay
Kettering (unlocalised)
King Island: Currie Harbour
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Bambra Reef
Lauderdale: Ralphs Bay
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Lewisham (unlocalised)
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Black Rock: beach
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Coningham Beach
Little Peggs Beach
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Low Head: Lagoon Beach
Lymington: Copper Alley Bay
Lymington: Drip Beach

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M-Z Localities for Notopaphia grisea

Macquarie Harbour: Kelly Basin
Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Margate foreshore
Maria Island: Chinamans Bay
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Middleton: foreshore
Monk Bay
Mortimer Bay: Gorringes Beach
Murdunna: Sommers Beach
Musselroe Point
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Apollo Bay
North Bruny Island: Barnes Bay
North Bruny Island: Dennes Point
North Bruny Island: Great Bay: Smoothys Point
North Bruny Island: Killora Bay
North Bruny Island: Nebraska Beach
North Bruny Island: Quarantine Bay
North Bruny Island: Roberts Point
North Bruny Island: Simmonds Bay
Nubeena: Parsons Bay
Nubeena: White Beach
Opossum Bay: The Spit & Shelly Beach
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Orford: Luther Point
Orford: Millingtons Beach
Orford: Prosser River: mouth
Orford: Shelly Beach (unlocalised)
Orford: Spring Beach
Orford (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Penguin: Johnsons Beach
Petcheys Bay
Pirates Bay: Fossil Island
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Pittwater Bluff: foreshore to W
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Port Arthur: Little Possum Beach
Port Arthur (unlocalised)
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Cygnet: Sandrock Bay
Port Davey: Hannant Inlet
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Port Esperance: Stringers Cove
Port Sorell: beach
Primrose Sands
Ralphs Bay: Maria Point
Randalls Bay
Recherche Bay
Rheban Beach
Rokeby Beach
Saltwater River: Coal Mines beach
Sandy Bay: Nutgrove Beach
Snug Beach
Sorell: Orielton Lagoon
South Arm: Fort Beach
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Arm: Mary Ann Beach & Gellibrand Point
South Arm Neck: northern side
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Cemetery Bluff
South Bruny Island: Alonnah Beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South Bruny Island: Great Taylors Bay
South Bruny Island: Little Taylors Bay
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach: beaches to N
South Bruny Island: Sheepwash Bay
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport: Hythe Beach
Southport: Roaring Beach
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Halfmoon Bay
Swansea: Coswell Beach
Swansea: Jubilee Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach: Shelly Point
Swansea: Kennedia Beach
Swansea: Spiky Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Swanwick: foreshore
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Taroona: Hinsby Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Tinderbox Beach
Tomahawk Island
Verona Sands
West Ulverstone: foreshore
Woodbridge: Birchs Bay & Yellow Point
Woodbridge: Fleurtys Bay & Point
Woodbridge: Flowerpot
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point
Wykeholm Point & Bay

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