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Molluscs of Tasmania
Molluscs of Tasmania

Phasianellidae – Phasianellinae: Phasianella ventricosa Swainson, 1822 (‘swollen pheasant-shell’)

Synonym(s): ventricosa Swainson, 1822 perdix Wood, 1828 articulata Anton, 1838 brevis Menke, 1843 turgida Philippi, 1853 delessertii Chenu, 1859 venosa Reeve, 1862 sanguinea Reeve, 1862 inflata Swainson, 1822 reticulata Reeve, 1862 peroni Mabille, 1888.

Typical shell-length 50 mm. A thick-set shell. Brick-red colouration sometimes overlain with darker or paler wavy axial lines. The animal bears a chalky-white, teardrop-shaped operculum, which is sometimes beached alongside shells of this species. Lives subtidally amongst seaweed and seagrass, including in exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is largely confined to the N coast and Bass Strait islands, where often common. Specimens from further S are likely to be subfossils, dating from a past warmer period.

Classification
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Phasianelloidea
Family: Phasianellidae
Subfamily: Phasianellinae
Genus: Phasianella
A-L Localities for Phasianella ventricosa
Beechford: foreshore
Bellingham
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Boat Harbour
Boat Harbour: beach
Boat Harbour: Western Bay
Bridport: beach
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Burnie: foreshore
Burnie: Sulphur Creek
Burnie: Titan Point
Burnie (unlocalised)
Camdale: beach
Cape Barren Island: Kenneth Point: foreshore to E
Cape Barren Island: SE of Tar 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)
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to N
Clarke Island: Dip Point to Black Rocks
Clarke Island: Maclaines Bay
Clarke Island: Spike Bay
Clayton: foreshore
Cooee Beach
Croppies Beach: northern end
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Coles Beach
Devonport: Don Heads
Devonport: Mersey River
Devonport: Paradise Cove (unlocalised)
Devonport (unlocalised)
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
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
East Wynyard: beach
Flinders Island: Cameron Inlet
Flinders Island: Emita: foreshore
Flinders Island: Emita: Old Jetty Beach
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: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Leeka: West End Beach
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Sawyers Bay
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)
Goat Island: foreshore of island and nearby mainland
Great Musselroe Bay
Greens Beach: main beach
Greens Beach: Nudists Beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hellyer Beach
Herbies Landing
Hogan Island
Hunter Island (unlocalised)
King Island: British Admiral Beach
King Island: Cape Wickham: foreshore to E
King Island: Cataraqui Point
King Island: City of Melbourne Bay
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Disappointment Bay
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Grassy Harbour
King Island: Halfmoon Bay
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Little Porky Beach
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Pass River Bay
King Island: Porky Beach
King Island: S coast (unlocalised)
King Island: Sea Elephant Bay: Cowper Point
King Island: Seal Bay: Black Point
King Island: Seal Point
King Island: Stokes Point: Gulchway
King Island: Surprise Bay
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Victoria Cove
King Island: W coast
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Leith: foreshore
Leith: Lillico Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Peggs Beach
Low Head: Bellbuoy Beach
Low Head: East Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Lulworth: Tam O”Shanter Bay
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M-Z Localities for Phasianella ventricosa
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marrawah: Green Point Beach
Marrawah (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Musselroe Point
Narawntapu: Badger Beach
Narawntapu: Badger Head
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Narawntapu: Bakers Point & Springlawn Beach
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Narawntapu: Little Badger Head
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Northdown Beach
North West coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Orford (unlocalised)
Outer Sister Island
Passage Island
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach: western end
Penguin: Johnsons Beach
Penguin: Lonah & Lodders Point
Penguin to Ulverstone: foreshore
Penguin: Watcombe Beach
Pipers Head
Point Sorell and foreshore to SW
Point Sorell: Margaret Rocks
Port Davey: Schooner Cove
Port Latta: Brickmakers Beach
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Ransons Beach
Robbins Island: Cape Elie
Robbins Island: East Beach
Robbins Island: Ransonnet Bay
Rocky Cape: Anniversary Bay
Rocky Cape: Burgess Cove
Rocky Cape: Castle Rock Bay
Rocky Cape: Cathedral Rocks Bay
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Rocky Cape: northern coves
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Rocky Cape (unlocalised)
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Sisters Beach
Somerset: foreshore
South Burnie
South Croppies Point
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Circular Head
Stanley: Cow Rock beach
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Halfmoon Bay
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Three Hummock Island: Mermaid Bay
Three Hummock Island: Rape Bay
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay area
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay: northern end
Three Hummock Island: Three Gullies Bay: southern end
Tomahawk Beach
Turners Beach
Walker Island
West Ulverstone: foreshore
West Ulverstone: Picnic Point: beach to W
Weymouth: beach
Woolnorth: Davisons Bay
Woolnorth: Woolnorth Point
Wynyard: Fossil Bluff
Wynyard: Inglis River mouth
Wynyard (unlocalised)
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