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Molluscs of Tasmania

Batillariidae: Zeacumantus diemenensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834) (‘common mud-creeper’)

Synonym(s): diemenensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1834 cerithium Quoy & Gaimard, 1834 turritella Quoy & Gaimard, 1834.

Typical shell-length 25 mm. Lives intertidally and subtidally on mud and amongst seaweed and seagrass, especially in moderately sheltered environments. Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (TAS, VIC, SA and WA). In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread and locally abundant species.


Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda – Sorbeoconcha
Order: Cerithiimorpha – Cerithiimorpha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Batillariidae
Genus: Zeacumantus

A - L Localities for Zeacumantus diemenensis

Ansons Bay
Arthur River: Sarah Anne Rocks
Austins Ferry
Bangor: Lagoon Bay
Bangor: Two Mile Beach
Beaumaris: Shelly Point
Beerbarrel Beach
Bicheno: Diamond Island
Bicheno: Redbill Beach
Binalong Bay
Binalong Bay: gulches
Black River Beach: northern end
Black River Beach: southern end
Blackman Bay (unlocalised)
Blackman Bay: Boomer Bay
Blackman Bay: Little Chinaman Bay
Blackman Bay: Long Spit: bay to E
Blackman Bay: near mouth of Blackman Rivulet
Blackman Bay: Porpoise Hole
Boat Harbour: beach
Bridport (unlocalised)
Bridport: Adams Beach
Bridport: beach
Bridport: East Sandy Point
Bruny Island (unlocalised)
Burnie: Blythe Heads & estuary
Cape Barren Island (unlocalised)
Cape Barren Island: Battery Bay
Cape Barren Island: Kenneth Point
Cape Barren Island: Kenneth Point: foreshore to E
Cape Barren Island: Nautilus Cove
Cape Barren Island: Rooks River mouth
Cape Barren Island: Thunder & Lightning Bay
Cape Portland (unlocalised)
Cape Portland: Home Beach
Cape Portland: Lanoma Point
Cape Portland: Petal Point
Cape Portland: Roses Bay
Carlton: Park Beach
Chain of Lagoons: Piccaninny Point
Charlotte Cove
Clarke Island: Black Point
Clarke Island: Black Point – beach to S
Clarke Island: Dip Point to Black Rocks
Clarke Island: Kangaroo Bay to Seal Point
Clarke Island: Maclaines Bay
Clarke Island: Spike Bay
Clayton: foreshore
Coles Bay (unlocalised)
Coles Bay: Muirs Beach
Coles Bay: Parsons Cove
Coles Bay: Richardsons Beach
Coningham Beach
Coningham: foreshore
Connellys Bay
Cremorne: foreshore
Cremorne: Pipe Clay Lagoon
Croppies Beach: northern end
Croppies Point
Denison Beach: Porch Rocks
Devonport: Coles Beach
Devonport: Paradise Cove (unlocalised)
Dodges Ferry: Okines Beach
Dover (unlocalised)
Dover: beach
Dover: Kents Beach
Dover: Roaring Bay Beach
Dunalley (unlocalised)
Dunalley Bay
Dunalley: beach
E coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Earlham: foreshore
East Devonport: Moorland Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Beach
East Devonport: Pardoe Point
East Kangaroo Island (unlocalised)
East Kangaroo Island: North Point
East Ulverstone
East Ulverstone: Buttons Beach
East Wynyard: beach
Eddystone Point (unlocalised)
Eggs-and-Bacon Bay
Electrona: Peggys Beach
Falmouth: foreshore
Falmouth: Mariposa Beach
Flinders Island (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Arthur Bay: Long Point
Flinders Island: Badger Corner
Flinders Island: Emita: Old Jetty Beach
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Bay
Flinders Island: Fotheringate Beach: southern end
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie Bay (unlocalised)
Flinders Island: Killiecrankie: foreshore
Flinders Island: Lady Barron: Fisher Island
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: Parrys Bay: Double Corner
Flinders Island: Patriarch Beach
Flinders Island: Patriarch Inlet
Flinders Island: Samphire Island
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: White Beach to Dick Davey Shoal
Flinders Island: Whitemark Beach
Freycinet Peninsula: Bryans Beach
Georges Bay: Akaroa: foreshore
Georges Bay: Blanche Point
Georges Bay: Burns Bay
Georges Bay: Moulting Bay (unlocalised)
Georges Bay: Moulting Bay: Bayview
Georges Bay: St Helens (unlocalised)
Georges Bay: St Helens: foreshore
Glenorchy: Cornelian Bay
Goat Island: foreshore of island and nearby mainland
Goose Island
Granville Harbour
Great Musselroe Bay
Greens Beach: main beach
Hawley Beach: foreshore towards Point Sorell
Hellyer Beach
Herbies Landing
Herlihys Bay: coast to E
Howden: foreshore
Huon Island
Ida Bay (unlocalised)
Kettering: Oyster Cove
King Island (unlocalised)
King Island: British Admiral Beach
King Island: Cataraqui Point
King Island: Colliers Beach
King Island: Currie Harbour
King Island: Ettrick Beach
King Island: Fitzmaurice Bay
King Island: Halfmoon Bay
King Island: Lavinia Beach: beach nr Lake Martha Lavinia
King Island: Little Porky Beach
King Island: Naracoopa: foreshore
King Island: Pass River Bay
King Island: Sea Elephant Lagoon
King Island: W coast
Kingston Beach
Koonya: Newmans Beach
Koonya: Shelly Beach
Lauderdale: Five Mile Beach
Lauderdale: Ralphs Bay
Lauderdale: Roches Beach
Lauderdale: Seven Mile Beach
Leith: foreshore
Lewisham (unlocalised)
Lime Bay
Lime Bay: Black Rock: beach
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
Low Head (unlocalised)
Low Head: East Beach
Lymington: Copper Alley Bay

Zeacumantus diemenensis
Zeacumantus diemenensis
M-Z Localities for Zeacumantus diemenensis

Margate foreshore
Margate: Dru Point & Nierinna Creek mouth
Maria Island: Bloodstone Point
Maria Island: Chinamans Bay
Maria Island: Chinamans Creek
Maria Island: Darlington Bay
Maria Island: Encampment Cove
Maria Island: Gulls Nest Point
Maria Island: Oyster Bay
Maria Island: Riedlé Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Maria Island: Shoal Bay: McRaes Isthmus
Marion Bay (unlocalised)
Marion Bay: Bream Creek foreshore
Marrawah: West Point
Mayfield Point to Little Christmas Island
Middleton: foreshore
Midway Point (unlocalised)
Monk Bay
Montagu: beach
Mortimer Bay: Gorringes Beach
Moulting Lagoon: Pelican Bay
Murdunna: Duck Creek Beach
Murdunna: Sommers Beach
Musselroe Point
Narawntapu: Badger Beach
Narawntapu: Copper Cove
Narawntapu: Griffiths Point
Nine Mile Beach & Dolphin Sands
North Bruny Island: Ford Bay
North Bruny Island: Killora Bay
North Bruny Island: Little Fancy Bay
North Bruny Island: Nebraska Beach
Nubeena: White Beach
Opossum Bay: The Spit & Shelly Beach
Orford: West Shelly Beach
Peggs Beach: eastern end
Peggs Beach: western end
Penguin to Ulverstone: foreshore
Pipers Head
Pirates Bay (unlocalised)
Pirates Bay: Fossil Island
Pittwater Bluff: foreshore to W
Planters Beach to Fishers Point
Port Arthur: Big Possum Beach
Port Arthur: Denmans Cove
Port Arthur: Little Possum Beach
Port Arthur: Safety Cove
Port Cygnet: Cray Point
Port Cygnet: Sandrock Bay
Port Davey: Bond Bay
Port Davey: Whalers Cove
Port Esperance: Stringers Cove
Port Latta: Brickmakers Beach
Port Latta: Cowrie Point
Premaydena: Impression Bay
Primrose Beach to Carlton Bluff
Primrose Sands
Randalls Bay
Ransons Beach
Rheban Beach
Robbins Island: Marys Island area
Rocky Cape (unlocalised)
Rocky Cape: Castle Rock Bay
Rocky Cape: Mary Anne Cove area
Rocky Cape: Picnic Beach & rocks to S
Saltwater River (unlocalised)
Saltwater River: Coal Mines beach
Sandy Bay: Nutgrove Beach
Scamander (unlocalised)
Schouten Island: Sandspit Point
Seymour Beach: northern end
Shearwater: Freers Beach
Sloping Lagoon: Lagoon Beach
Sloping Main Beach
Sloping Main: Black Jack Point
Smithton: Duck Bay: Picnic Point
Smithton: Duck River mouth
Smithton: Perkins Island
Snug Beach
Somerset: foreshore
Sorell: causeway
Sorell: Oaks Point
South Arm Neck: northern side
South Arm: Hope Beach: southern end
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Cemetery Bluff
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: East Cove
South Bruny Island: Adventure Bay: Grass Point
South Bruny Island: Alonnah Beach
South Bruny Island: Alonnah: Sunset Bay
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Bay Lagoon
South Bruny Island: Cloudy Beaches: western beach
South Bruny Island: Great Taylors Bay
South Bruny Island: Little Taylors Bay
South Bruny Island: Lunawanna: Daniels Bay
South Bruny Island: Mickeys Bay
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach
South Bruny Island: Old Jetty Beach: beaches to N
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay
South Bruny Island: Simpsons Bay: southern end
South Croppies Point
South East coast of Tasmania (unlocalised)
Southport Lagoon: northern end
Southport Lagoon: southern end
Southport: Big Lagoon Beach
Southport: Hythe Beach
St Helens Point
Stanley (unlocalised)
Stanley: Anthony Beach
Stanley: East Inlet
Stanley: foreshore
Stanley: Godfreys Beach
Stanley: Green Hills: West Inlet entrance
Stanley: Tatlows Beach
Stanley: West Inlet
Tamar River: Kelso: foreshore
Tamar River: Rowella: Middle Point
The Gardens: Coffeys Gulch
Three Hummock Island: Ranger Retreat
Walker Island
Waterhouse Island
Waterhouse Point
Welcome River: mouth
Weymouth: beach
Woodbridge: Birchs Bay & Yellow Point
Woodbridge: Fleurtys Bay & Point
Woodbridge: Flowerpot
Woodbridge: foreshore & Birchs Point
Wykeholm Point & Bay
Wynyard: Fossil Bluff

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