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Molluscs of Tasmania

Carditidae – Venericardiinae: Purpurocardia bimaculata (Deshayes, 1854) (‘splashed false-cockle’)

Synonym(s): bimaculata Deshayes, 1854 atkinsoni Tenison-Woods, 1876.
Typical shell-length 15 mm. Lives subtidally in sand in moderately exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species; most common in the SE.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Carditoidea
Family: Carditidae
Subfamily: Venericardiinae
Genus: Purpurocardia

Localities for Purpurocardia bimaculata

Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Binalong Bay
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Bruny Island: Isthmus Bay
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Chain of Lagoons: Four Mile Creek: beach
Clarke Island: South Head
Clifton Beach: western end
Deal Island (unlocalised)
D’Entrecasteaux Channel (unlocalised)
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 20
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 23
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 24
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 25
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 27
Derwent Estuary: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 31
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
Falmouth: foreshore
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach
Hellyer Beach
Hobart (unlocalised)
Hogan Island
Kettering foreshore
Kettering: Trial Bay
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Low Head (unlocalised)
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mercury Passage: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 01
Mercury Passage: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 04
Middleton: foreshore
Norfolk Bay: Lime Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 19
North Bruny Island: Miles Beach
North Bruny Island: Roberts Point
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Robbins Island: Cape Elie
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Snug Beach
Sorell: Woody Island
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Bruny Island: Alonnah Beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South Burnie
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Halfmoon Bay
Stanley (unlocalised)
Tamar River: Bell Bay (unlocalised)
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Taroona: Hinsby Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Cosy Corner
The Gardens: Taylors Beach
Three Hummock Island: Coulomb Bay
Tinderbox Beach
Verona Sands
Walker Island
Waterhouse Island

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