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Molluscs of Tasmania

Tellinidae – Arcopagiinae: Pseudarcopagia decora (Reeve, 1853) (‘Victorian tellin’)

Synonym(s): decussata Lamarck, 1818 (non Wood, 1815) decora Reeve, 1853 victoriae Gatliff & Gabriel, 1914.
Typical shell-length 50 mm. A larger and more solidly built shell than P. botanica, with coarser radial striation. Lives subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed, especially in moderately exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is quite common on the N coast and around the Bass Strait islands; rare or absent further S.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Tellinoidea
Family: Tellinidae
Subfamily: Arcopagiinae
Genus: Pseudarcopagia

Localities for Pseudarcopagia decora

Arthur River: Nelson Bay
Arthur River: Sarah Anne Rocks
Burnie (unlocalised)
Cape Barren Island: Petticoat Bay
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Lemons Beach
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to N
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to S
Clarke Island: Dip Point to Black Rocks
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Clarke Island: Maclaines Bay
Clarke Island: Spike Bay
Davey River: Carvers Point
Devonport: Bluff Beach
Devonport: Coles Beach
East Devonport: beach & breakwater
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Kangaroo Island (unlocalised)
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
Flinders Island: Arthur Bay: Long Point
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: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
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 (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Whitemark Beach
Goat Island: foreshore of island and nearby mainland
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Leith: Lillico Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Low Head (unlocalised)
Middleton: foreshore
Narawntapu: Bakers Beach
Northdown Beach
Passage Island
Penguin: Johnsons Beach
Port Davey: Bond Bay
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Sisters Beach
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Strahan: Long Bay
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Turners Beach
Ulverstone (unlocalised)
Walker Island

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