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Molluscs of Tasmania

Retusidae: Retusa atkinsoni (Tenison-Woods, 1876) (‘Atkinson’s canoe-shell’)

Synonym(s): atkinsoni Tenison-Woods, 1876.
Typical shell-length 5.0 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore in sand and mud. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Cephalaspidea
Superfamily: Philinoidea
Family: Retusidae
Genus: Retusa

Localities for Retusa atkinsoni

Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bicheno: Courland Bay
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Binalong Bay: Dora Point
Blackman Bay: Long Spit: bay to E
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: beach
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Carlton: Park Beach
Clarke Island: Black Point
Coningham: foreshore
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Wynyard: beach
Flinders Island: Arthur Bay: Long Point
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Fisher Island
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Watering Beach
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Yellow Beaches
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
Flinders Island: Patriarch Inlet
Flinders Island: The Dock
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Swanport: mouth
Maria Island: Bloodstone Point
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Pirates Bay: near landing
Pittwater Bluff: foreshore to W
Port Arthur: Little Possum Beach
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Snug Beach
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Ulverstone (unlocalised)

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