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Molluscs of Tasmania

Muricidae – Muricopsinae: Rolandiella umbilicata (Tenison-Woods, 1876) (‘umbilicated murex’)

Synonym(s): umbilicata Tenison-Woods, 1876 scalaris A. Adams, 1854 angasi Tryon, 1880.
Typical shell-length 35 mm. Shell heavily thickened. Lives subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed, especially in moderately exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is an uncommon species, confined to the N coast and Bass Strait islands.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Muricopsinae
Genus: Rolandiella

Localities for Rolandiella umbilicata

Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Cape Portland
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Clayton: foreshore
Croppies Point
Devonport: Bluff Beach
East Devonport: beach & breakwater
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Moorland Point
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Sawyers Bay
Flinders Island: The Dock
Goat Island: foreshore of island and nearby mainland
Greens Beach: main beach
Greens Beach: Nudists Beach
Hawley Beach
Hellyer Beach
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island (unlocalised)
Leith: foreshore
Leith: Lillico Beach
Little Peggs Beach
Low Head: Bellbuoy Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Lulworth: Tam O”Shanter Bay
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Narawntapu: Little Badger Head
Peggs Beach: western end
Penguin: Johnsons Beach
Penguin: Lonah & Lodders Point
Pipers Head
Point Sorell: Margaret Rocks
Port Latta: Brickmakers Beach
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
Somerset: foreshore
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley (unlocalised)
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Ulverstone (unlocalised)
West Ulverstone: Picnic Point: beach to W
Weymouth: beach
Wynyard: Fossil Bluff

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