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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cerithiopsidae – Seilinae: Seila albosutura (Tenison-Woods, 1876) (‘white-mouthed false-creeper’

Synonym(s): albosutura Tenison-Woods, 1877 purpurea Angas, 1877.
Typical shell-length 15 mm. Lives subtidally amongst sponges. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC and SA).


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Hypsogastropoda – Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Triphoroidea
Family: Cerithiopsidae
Subfamily: Seilinae
Genus: Seila

Localities for Seila albosutura

Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: beach
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Clifton Beach: western end
Coles Bay: foreshore
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Denison Beach: Porch Rocks
Dover: beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Huon Island
King Island: Cape Wickham: foreshore to E
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Little Porky Beach
King Island (unlocalised)
Low Head: East Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Maria Island: Bloodstone Point
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Gulls Nest Point
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
Nubeena: Roaring Beach
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Orford: Emerald Beach
Pirates Bay: middle rocks
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Port Sorell: beach
Seymour Beach: northern end
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Cemetery Bluff
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport: Sisters Bay
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Coffeys Gulch
The Gardens: Mateys Gulch to Gardens Lagoon

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