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Molluscs of Tasmania

Nuculanidae – Nuculaninae: Saccella crassa (Hinds, 1843) (‘heavy nut-shell’)

Synonym(s): crassa Hinds, 1843.
Typical shell-length 33 mm. Adult shell is heavily thickened, but most beached shells are juveniles. Lives subtidally and offshore in sand, especially in moderately exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and locally common species, especially in the SE.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Protobranchia
Order: Nuculoida
Superfamily: Nuculanoidea
Family: Nuculanidae
Subfamily: Nuculaninae
Genus: Saccella

Localities for Saccella crassa

Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: southern end
Boltons Beach
Bridport: beach
Bruny Island: Neck Beach
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Calverts Beach & Goats Bluff
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Clifton Beach: western end
Coles Bay: foreshore
Coles Bay: Muirs Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Conical Harbour
Cox Bight (unlocalised)
Cremorne: foreshore
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Lagoon
Davey River: Carvers Point
Derwent Estuary (unlocalised)
Dodges Ferry: Red Ochre Beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Eastern Frederick Henry Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 15
Eastern Frederick Henry Bay: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 16
E coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Cameron Inlet
Flinders Island: Foochow Beach
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Inlet
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Granville Harbour
Great Oyster Bay
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hobart: Sandy Bay (unlocalised)
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Bambra Reef
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Little Swanport (unlocalised)
Louisa Bay
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Bull Bay
Nubeena: Roaring Beach
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: Luther Point
Orford: Millingtons Beach
Orford: Prosser River: mouth
Orford: Raspins Beach
Orford: Shelly Beach (unlocalised)
Orford: Spring Beach
Orford (unlocalised)
Orford: West Shelly Beach
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Primrose Sands
Randalls Bay
Recherche Bay
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: East Beach
Rocky Cape: foreshore N of Picnic Beach
Sandy Bay: Nutgrove Beach
South Arm: Fort Beach
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Cemetery Bluff
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: East Cove
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Two Tree Point
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay (unlocalised)
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: western beach
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Stanley: foreshore
Strahan: Macquarie Heads
Strahan: Ocean Beach
Swansea: Coswell Beach
Swansea: Cressy Beach
Swansea: De Gillern Beach
Swansea: Jubilee Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach
Swansea: Kelvedon Beach: Shelly Point
Swansea: Kennedia Beach
Swansea: Spiky Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Tinderbox Beach
Tomahawk Island
Trial Harbour
Trial Harbour area
Trial Harbour: Ocean Beach to S
West coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)

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