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Molluscs of Tasmania

Veneridae – Tapetinae: Venerupis (Ruditapes) galactites (Lamarck, 1818) (‘milk-stone venus’)

Synonym(s): galactites Lamarck, 1818.
Typical shell-length 50 mm. Lives subtidally in sand, in moderately exposed environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this species is largely confined to the N coast and Bass Strait islands.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Veneroidea
Family: Veneridae
Subfamily: Tapetinae
Genus: Venerupis

Localities for Venerupis galactites

Arthur River: Arthur Beach
Arthur River: Nelson Bay
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Bridport: Adams Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport: Lades Beach
Bridport: St Albans Bay
Bridport (unlocalised)
Burnie (unlocalised)
Cape Barren Island: Petticoat Bay
Cape Portland: Lanoma Point
Cape Portland: Lemons Beach
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Clarke Island: Allens Point: beach to west
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to N
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Cockle Creek Bay
Devonport: upper estuary
Earlham: foreshore
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
East Wynyard: beach
Eddystone Point (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Beach S of Big River Road
Flinders Island: Emita: foreshore
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie Bay (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Watering Beach
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Inlet
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Flinders Island: Trousers Point: beach
Flinders Island: White Beach to Dick Davey Shoal
Georges Bay: Moulting Bay: Bayview
Great Dog Island: beaches in NE
Greens Beach: main beach
Hobart: Sullivans Cove area
Leith: Lillico Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Low Head: Lagoon Beach
Low Head (unlocalised)
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marrawah (unlocalised)
Narawntapu: Penguin Island: mainland foreshore opposite island
Northdown Beach
Peggs Beach (unlocalised)
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Port Sorell (unlocalised)
Ransons Beach
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: East Beach
Sandy Cape
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Stanley: West Inlet
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Tasmania (unlocalised)
Tomahawk Beach
Walker Island
Waterhouse Beach
Waterhouse Island
Welcome River: mouth
Woolnorth: Davisons Bay
Woolnorth: Woolnorth Point
Wynyard (unlocalised)

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