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Molluscs of Tasmania

Lucinidae – Lucininae: Wallucina assimilis (Angas, 1867) (‘common mud-lucine’)

Synonym(s): assimilis Angas, 1868 jacksonensis E. A. Smith, 1885.

Typical shell-length 12 mm. Shell inflated. Radial striations are often evident internally towards the margin. Lives intertidally and subtidally in mud on sheltered shores. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and locally abundant species.


Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Lucinoidea
Family: Lucinidae
Subfamily: Lucininae
Genus: Wallucina

A-L Localities for Wallucina assimilis

Badger Island
Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bathurst Channel: Schooner Cove
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Bicheno: Rice Beach
Binalong Bay
Binalong Bay: beach
Binalong Bay: Dora Point
Binalong Bay: gulches
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Blackman Bay: near mouth of Blackman Rivulet
Blackman Bay: Porpoise Hole
Blackman Bay (unlocalised)
Blackmans Bay
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Bridport: beach
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Calverts Beach & Goats Bluff
Cape Barren Island: Kenneth Point
Cape Barren Island: Kent Bay
Cape Barren Island: Neds Point
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Lanoma Point
Cape Portland: Lemons Beach
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Carlton Beach: Spectacle Island
Carlton: Park Beach
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Clarke Island: Moriarty Bay
Clarke Island: South Head
Clifton Beach: western end
Cockle Creek Bay
Coles Bay: foreshore
Coles Bay: Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Coningham Beach
Coningham: foreshore
Cremorne: foreshore
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Lagoon
Devonport: Coles Beach
Devonport: Paradise Cove (unlocalised)
De Witt Island
Dover: beach
Dover (unlocalised)
Dunalley Bay
Dunalley: beach
Eaglehawk Neck: eastern side
Eaglehawk Neck: western side
Earlham: foreshore
Earlham Lagoon
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Flinders Island: Arthur Bay: Long Point
Flinders Island: Badger Corner
Flinders Island: Big River Cove
Flinders Island: Emita: foreshore
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Watering Beach
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Yellow Beaches
Flinders Island: Leeka: foreshore towards Twelve Hour Point
Flinders Island: Lillies Bay
Flinders Island: Logan Lagoon
Flinders Island: Northeast River: mouth
Flinders Island: Palana Beach
Flinders Island: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Inlet
Flinders Island: Port Davies & Cave Beach
Flinders Island: Sawyers Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay
Flinders Island: Tanners Bay: Pine Scrub
Flinders Island: The Dock
Flinders Island: Trousers Point
Flinders Island: Trousers Point: beach
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Whitemark Beach
Fortescue Bay
Frederick Henry Bay: Sloping Island
Frederick Henry Bay (unlocalised)
Freycinet Peninsula: Cooks Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Hazards Beach
Garden Island Sands
Georges Bay: Akaroa: foreshore
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Georges Bay: Burns Bay
Georges Bay: Humbug Point
Georges Bay: Moulting Bay (unlocalised)
Granville Harbour
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Herbies Landing
Hobart (unlocalised)
Howden: foreshore
Ida Bay (unlocalised)
Kettering foreshore
King Island: Colliers Beach
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: Yellow Rock Beach
Kingston Beach
Lauderdale: Ralphs Bay
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Green Head
Little Coningham Beach
Little Musselroe Bay: Lyme Regis Lagoon
Little Musselroe Bay: northern end
Little Musselroe Bay: Tree Point area
Little Peggs Beach
Little Swanport: mouth
Little Swanport: Saltworks Beach
Lobster Point

Wallucina assimilis
Wallucina assimilis
M-Z Localities for Wallucina assimilis

Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Margate foreshore
Maria Island: Bloodstone Beach
Maria Island: Chinamans Bay
Maria Island: Chinamans Creek
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Hopground Beach
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Maria Island: Shoal Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Maria Island: Trigonia Corner
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Mayfield Beach to Mayfield Point
Mercury Passage: ACMA Asterias survey Stn 08
Mercury Passage: Darlington Bay
Middleton: foreshore
Midway Point (unlocalised)
Murdunna: Duck Creek Beach
Murdunna: Sommers Beach
Musselroe Point
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
North Bruny Island: Dennes Point
North Bruny Island: Ford Bay
North Bruny Island: Killora Bay
North Bruny Island: Nebraska Beach
North coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Nubeena (unlocalised)
Nubeena: White Beach
Orford: East Shelly Beach
Orford: Luther Point
Orford: Shelly Beach (unlocalised)
Orford: Spring Beach
Orford (unlocalised)
Orford: West Shelly Beach
Peggs Beach: western end
Pirates Bay: Fossil Island
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Pittwater Bluff: foreshore to W
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Arthur: Little Possum Beach
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Port Arthur: Stinking Bay
Port Arthur (unlocalised)
Port Davey: Bond Bay
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Premaydena: Impression Bay
Randalls Bay
Ransons Beach
Robbins Island: Marys Island area
Robbins Island: Ransonnet Bay
Saltwater River: Coal Mines beach
Saltwater River (unlocalised)
Schouten Island: Crocketts Bay
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main Beach
Sloping Main: Black Jack Point
Snug Beach
Sorell: causeway
South Arm Neck: northern side
South Bruny Island: Butlers Beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Bay Lagoon
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: eastern beach
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: western beach
South Bruny Island: Mickeys Bay
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay: southern end
South Cape Rivulet: mouth
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport: Hythe Beach
Southport Lagoon: southern end
Stanley: East Inlet
Swanwick: foreshore
Tamar River: Swan Bay
Taroona: Alum Cliffs
Taroona Beach
Taroona: Dixons Beach
Taroona: Hinsby Beach
Tasmania (unlocalised)
The Gardens: Swimcart Beach
The Gardens: Taylors Beach
Three Hummock Island: Ranger Retreat
Tinderbox Beach
Triabunna: Plain Place Beach
Trial Harbour area
Waterhouse Beach
Waterhouse Island
Waterhouse Point
Weymouth: beach

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Wallucina assimilis