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Molluscs of Tasmania

Ellobiidae – Pythiinae: Ophicardelus ornatus (Férussac, 1821) (‘mangrove air-breather’)

Synonym(s): ornatus Férussac, 1821 australis Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 cornea Swainson, 1855.
Typical shell-length 17 mm. Lives high on the shore amongst strand-line debris in sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species, but rare in the S.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Pulmonata – Eupulmonata
Superfamily: Ellobioidea
Family: Ellobiidae
Subfamily: Pythiinae
Genus: Ophicardelus

M-Z Localities for Ophicardelus ornatus

Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Midway Point: Penna Beach
Montagu River: mouth
Murdunna: Duck Creek Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
Narawntapu: Springlawn: North East Arm
North West coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: Prosser River: mouth
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach: western end
Pipers Head
Port Cygnet: Sandrock Bay
Port Esperance: Hawkers Green
Port Latta: Crayfish Creek
Port Latta: Stinking Creek: mouth
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Ralphs Bay (unlocalised)
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Scamander (unlocalised)
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Smithton: Duck Bay
Smithton: Duck River mouth
Smithton: Perkins Island
Snug Beach
Sorell: causeway
Sorell: Oaks Point
Sorell: Orielton Lagoon
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Bay Lagoon
South Bruny Island: Little Taylors Bay
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Tamar River: Batman Bridge
Tamar River: Bell Bay: Big Bay
Tamar River: Bell Bay: Deceitful Cove
Tamar River: Devils Elbow
Tamar River: Dilston: foreshore
Tamar River: East Arm
Tamar River: Egg Island Point
Tamar River: George Town: foreshore
Tamar River: George Town (unlocalised)
Tamar River: George Town: York Cove
Tamar River: heads
Tamar River: Hillwood: foreshore
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Tamar River: Legana: Freshwater Point
Tamar River: Lone Pine Point
Tamar River: Long Reach
Tamar River: Middle Arm
Tamar River: Middle Arm: Shag Head
Tamar River: Mowbray Point
Tamar River: Richmond Hill
Tamar River: Robigana: Supply River: mouth
Tamar River: Rosevears: foreshore
Tamar River: Swan Bay
Tamar River: West Arm
Tamar River: West Arm: Andersons Creek
Tamar River: Windermere: foreshore
Tamar River: York Town: creek mouth
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Tomahawk Beach
Turners Beach
Welcome River: mouth
West Ulverstone: foreshore
Weymouth: beach
Wynyard: Fossil Bluff
Wynyard (unlocalised)

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