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Molluscs of Tasmania

Periplomatidae: Offadesma angasi (Crosse & P. Fischer, 1864) (‘Angas’ lantern-shell’)

Synonym(s): angasi Crosse & Fischer, 1864.
Typical shell-length 85 mm. As with all lantern-shells, shell thin and fragile. Lives intertidally and subtidally in mud in sheltered environments. Native. Occurs in southern and eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC and SA); also New Zealand. In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species but seldom common.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Pholadomyoida
Superfamily: Thracioidea
Family: Periplomatidae
Genus: Offadesma

Localities for Offadesma angasi

Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: Adams Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bruny Island: Neck Beach
Calverts Beach & Goats Bluff
Cape Portland: Lemons Beach
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons: Four Mile Creek: beach
Chain of Lagoons: McIntyres Beach
Clifton Beach: western end
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Cremorne: foreshore
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Georges Bay: Moulting Bay (unlocalised)
Greens Beach: main beach
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Lime Bay
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Bull Bay
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Primrose Sands
Randalls Bay
Robbins Island: Ransonnet Bay
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Scamander: Wrinklers Beach
Shearwater: Freers Beach
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
South Croppies Point
Southport: Roaring Beach
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
St Helens Point
Swansea: Coswell Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Swanwick: foreshore
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona: Hinsby Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)

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