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Molluscs of Tasmania

Siliquariidae – Siliquariinae: Tenagodus weldii Tenison-Woods, 1876 (‘Weld’s worm-shell’)

Synonym(s): weldii Tenison-Woods, 1876.
Typical shell-length 20 mm. Lives subtidally and offshore embedded in sponges. Native. Occurs in southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA); also New Zealand. In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species, but generally rare as a beached shell.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Cerithiimorpha – Cerithiimorpha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Siliquariidae
Subfamily: Siliquariinae
Genus: Tenagodus

Localities for Tenagodus weldii

Bicheno: Diamond Island
Bicheno: Waubs Beach
Black River Beach
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Cape Barren Island: Bungs Beach
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Denison Beach (unlocalised)
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
East Kangaroo Island: North Point
East Kangaroo Island (unlocalised)
East Ulverstone
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Freycinet Peninsula (unlocalised)
Greens Beach: main beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Grassy Harbour
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Seal Bay: Black Point
King Island: Seal Point
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Maria Island: Gulls Nest Point
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
North West coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach: western end
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Rocky Cape: Burgess Cove
Rocky Cape: Castle Rock Bay
Rocky Cape: Forwards Beach
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Seymour Beach: northern end
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Grass Point
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Swansea (unlocalised)
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach

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