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Molluscs of Tasmania

Siphonariidae: Siphonaria tasmanica Tenison-Woods, 1876 (‘blue siphon-shell’)

Synonym(s): tasmanica Tenison-Woods, 1876 zonata Tenison-Woods, 1878 nereis Iredale, 1940 turritus Iredale, 1940.

Typical shell-length 25 mm. Lives intertidally attached to rocks, especially in exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern Australia (TAS and VIC). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species in S, less so in the N.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Pulmonata – Basommatophora
Superfamily: Siphonarioidea
Family: Siphonariidae
Genus: Siphonaria

Localities for Siphonaria tasmanica

Bathurst Channel: Schooner Cove
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Bicheno: Rice Beach
Bicheno: Waubs Beach
Binalong Bay
Binalong Bay: Jeanneret Beach
Blackmans Bay
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Calverts Beach & Goats Bluff
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Clifton Beach (unlocalised)
Cockle Creek Bay
Conical Harbour
Coningham: foreshore
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Head to Cape Deslacs
Curtis Island
D’Entrecasteaux Channel (unlocalised)
Dianas Beach (unlocalised)
Dover: Kents Beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Eddystone Point (unlocalised)
Falmouth: foreshore
Fortescue Bay
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Georges Bay (unlocalised)
Kingston Beach
Kingston: Boronia Beach
Lagoon River: mouth
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Lime Bay
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Maatsuyker Island
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Fossil Cliffs
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Maria Island: Howells Point & Painted Cliffs
Maria Island: Return Point
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: northern beaches
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marrawah: West Point
North Bruny Island: Cape Queen Elizabeth
North Bruny Island: Dennes Point
North Bruny Island: Mars Bluff
North Bruny Island: Nebraska Beach
Nubeena: Parsons Bay
Nubeena: Roaring Beach
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: Luther Point
Orford: Spring Beach
Penguin: Johnsons Beach
Pirates Bay: Fossil Island
Pirates Bay: The Blowhole
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Arthur: Dog Bark Beach
Port Arthur (unlocalised)
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Cygnet: Sandrock Bay
Port Davey: Breaksea Islands
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Randalls Bay
Rheban Beach
Rocky Boat Inlet
Scamander (unlocalised)
Schouten Island: Sandspit Point
Ship Stern Bluff
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
South Arm: Fort Beach
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay (unlocalised)
South Bruny Island: Alonnah Beach
South Bruny Island: Beaufort Bay
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South Bruny Island: Lighthouse Bay
South Bruny Island: Neck Beach: Blighs Rocks
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
South Cape Bay: Lion Rock: beach to SE
South Cape Rivulet: mouth
Southport: Roaring Beach
Strahan: Cape Sorell
Strahan: Macquarie Heads
Swansea: Cressy Beach
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Taroona: Hinsby Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Coffeys Gulch
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
Tinderbox Beach
Tinderbox: Bellendena: foreshore
Trial Harbour
Tunnel Bay

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