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Molluscs of Tasmania
Molluscs of Tasmania

Phasianellidae – Phasianellinae: Phasianella australis (Gmelin, 1791) (‘painted-lady pheasant-shell’)

Synonym(s): australis Gmelin, 1791 variegata de Rossy, 1810 phasianus Perry, 1810 varia Lamarck, 1816 bulimoides Lamarck, 1822 picta Blainville, 1825 tritonis Anton, 1838 lehmanni Menke, 1843 preissii Menke, 1843 venusta Reeve, 1848 decorata Chenu, 1859 delicatula Tenison-Woods, 1877.

Typical shell-length 80 mm. Thin-shelled. Patterning variable: swirls of dark pigment are typical, but shells with axial and/or concentric dark lines are also common. Lives subtidally amongst seaweed and seagrass, especially in sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species, but seldom common as a beached shell.

Classification

Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Phasianelloidea
Family: Phasianellidae
Subfamily: Phasianellinae
Genus: Phasianella

A-L Localities for Phasianella australis

Ansons Bay
Bellingham
Binalong Bay: gulches
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Boat Harbour
Bridport: Adams Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Brooks Bay: White Bluff
Bruny Island: E coast (unlocalised)
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Cape Barren Island: Battery Bay
Cape Barren Island: Bungs Beach
Cape Barren Island: Kenneth Point: foreshore to E
Cape Barren Island: Neds Point
Cape Barren Island: Thunder & Lightning Bay
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Lanoma Point
Cape Portland: Lemons Beach
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Clarke Island: Allens Point: beach to west
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to N
Clarke Island: Dip Point to Black Rocks
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Clarke Island: Maclaines Bay
Clarke Island: Shevo Bay (north end)
Clayton: foreshore
Clifton Beach: western end
Cockle Creek Bay
Coles Bay: foreshore
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Muirs Beach
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Coningham Beach
Coningham: foreshore
Cooee Beach
Derwent channel
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Don Heads
Devonport: Mersey River
Devonport (unlocalised)
Dover: beach
Dover: Roaring Bay Beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Earlham: foreshore
Earlham Lagoon
East Devonport: beach & breakwater
East Devonport: Egg Island
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Moorland Point
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Kangaroo Island: North Point
East Kangaroo Island (unlocalised)
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
Eddystone Point: Picnic Corner
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Falmouth: foreshore
Flinders Island: Arthur Bay: Long Point
Flinders Island: Badger Corner
Flinders Island: Beach S of Big River Road
Flinders Island: Big River Cove
Flinders Island: Emita: foreshore
Flinders Island: Foochow Beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie Bay (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Fisher Island
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Watering Beach
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Marshall Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
Flinders Island: Parrys Bay (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Sawyers Bay
Flinders Island: Spences Reef
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Flinders Island: Trousers Point: beach
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: White Beach to Dick Davey Shoal
Franklin Sound area
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Freycinet Peninsula: Bryans Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Hazards Beach
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches
Garden Island Sands
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Great Dog Island: beaches in NE
Greens Beach: main beach
Greens Beach: Nudists Beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Herbies Landing
Hobart: Sandy Bay (unlocalised)
Howden: foreshore
Hunter Island: Cave Bay
Ida Bay (unlocalised)
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Kingston Beach
Kingston: Boronia Beach
Koonya: Shelly Beach
Lauderdale: Bambra Reef
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Leith: foreshore
Leith: Lillico Beach
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Chalky Island
Little Coningham Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Lyme Regis Lagoon
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Peggs Beach
Lobster Point
Long Island: Crayfish Point
Low Head: East Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Lulworth: Tam O”Shanter Bay
Lymington: Drip Beach

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M-Z Localities for Phasianella australis

Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Maria Island: Bloodstone Beach
Maria Island: Bloodstone Point
Maria Island: Chinamans Bay
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Four Mile Beach
Maria Island: Gulls Nest Point
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Maria Island: Point Lesueur
Maria Island: Return Point
Maria Island: Riedlé Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Maria Island: Shoal Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marrawah: Green Point Beach
Marrawah (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Middleton: foreshore
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Little Fancy Bay
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Northdown Beach
Nubeena: White Beach
Okehampton Bay (unlocalised)
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Orford: Millingtons Beach
Orford: Prosser River: mouth
Orford: Raspins Beach
Orford: Shelly Beach (unlocalised)
Orford (unlocalised)
Orford: West Shelly Beach
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: western end
Pipers Head
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Point Sorell: Margaret Rocks
Port Arthur: Big Possum Beach
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Port Arthur (unlocalised)
Port Cygnet
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Randalls Bay
Ransons Beach
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: Cape Elie
Robbins Island: East Beach
Robbins Island: Marys Island area
Robbins Island: Ransonnet Bay
Rocky Cape: Burgess Cove
Rocky Cape: Castle Rock 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
Sandy Bay: Nutgrove Beach
Schouten Island: Moreys Bay
Schouten Island: Sandspit Point
Sisters Beach
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main Beach
Sloping Main: Black Jack Point
Smithton: Duck Bay: Picnic Point
Smithton: Duck River mouth
Snug Beach
Somerset: foreshore
South Arm: Fort Beach
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Arm Neck: northern side
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: southern end
South Bruny Island: Alonnah Beach
South Bruny Island: Bay of Islands
South Bruny Island: Butlers Beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: western beach
South Bruny Island: Great Taylors Bay
South Bruny Island: Little Taylors Bay
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach: beaches to N
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
South Burnie
Southport
Southport Lagoon: southern end
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Circular Head
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Stanley: Halfmoon Bay
Stanley: Perkins Bay & West Inlet
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Stanley: West Inlet
Swansea: Coswell Beach
Swansea: Jubilee Beach
Swansea: Kennedia Beach
Swansea: Meredith River: mouth
Swansea (unlocalised)
Swanwick: foreshore
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Three Hummock Island: East Telegraph Beach
Tinderbox Beach
Tomahawk Beach
Turners Beach
Verona Sands
Walker Island
Waterhouse Island
Wedge Bay
Welcome River: mouth
West Ulverstone: foreshore
Weymouth: beach
Woodbridge: Fleurtys Bay & Point
Woodbridge: Flowerpot
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point
Woolnorth: Davisons Bay
Woolnorth: Woolnorth Point

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