Arthur River - Nelson Bay
Geographic information

This coastal locality is at latitude -41.1458 (S), longitude 144.6793 (E) (at a precision-level of approximately 1000 m). Its location (to the nearest 10 km) is shown on the map below.

Species recorded from this locality

The list below shows the species, listed in taxonomic order, for which there are records from this coastal locality in the database underlying these web-pages. Note that some doubtful records have been excluded. The main sources are the personal collections and records of Simon Grove, Rob de Little and Margaret Richmond; the accession records of the Tasmanian and Queen Victoria Museums; and selected records from a range of other institutions, primarily via the Atlas of Living Australia (last download November 2014).

Philobrya crenatulifera (scalloped micromussel)

Austromytilus rostratus (common beaked-mussel)

Xenostrobus pulex (flea mussel)

Myllita tasmanica (Tasmanian myllita)

Lasaea australis (southern lasaea)

Borniola lepida (scaly lepton)

Mysella donaciformis (wedge-shaped lepton)

Pseudarcopagia decora (Victorian tellin)

Irus carditoides (cardita-like boring-venus)

Venerupis galactites (milk-stone venus)

Lottia mixta (mixed limpet)

Notoacmea flammea (flame limpet)

Patelloida alticostata (tall-ribbed limpet)

Patelloida insignis (Maltese-cross limpet)

Cellana solida (orange-edged limpet)

Scutellastra chapmani (Chapman’s limpet)

Scutellastra peronii (scaly limpet)

Montfortula rugosa (rough notch-limpet)

Haliotis rubra (blacklip abalone)

Herpetopoma aspersum (speckled top-shell)

Chlorodiloma odontis (chequered top-shell)

Austrocochlea constricta (ribbed top-shell)

Clanculus limbatus (keeled top-shell)

Phasianotrochus eximius (choice kelp-shell)

Phasianotrochus irisodontes (rainbow kelp-shell)

Bellastraea aurea (golden star-shell)

Lunella undulata (wavy turban)

Cacozeliana granarium (grainy creeper)

Notocypraea angustata (brown cowrie)

Epitonium jukesianum (Jukes’ wentletrap)

Epitonium minorum (lesser wentletrap)

Opalia australis (southern wentletrap)

Melanella augur (large urchin-snail)

Austrolittorina unifasciata (banded australwink)

Eunaticina umbilicata (umbilicated sand-snail)

Rissoina fasciata (banded rice-shell)

Cymatiella verrucosa (warted rock-whelk)

Argobuccinum pustulosum (flag triton)

Anabathron lene (gentle false rice-shell)

Antisabia foliacea (leafy bonnet-limpet)

Sabia australis (southern bonnet-limpet)

Cominella lineolata (lined whelk)

Tasmeuthria clarkei (Clarke’s whelk)

Mitrella leucostoma (white-mouthed dove-shell)

Mitrella semiconvexa (semiconvex dove-shell)

Australaria australasia (Australian tulip-shell)

Nassarius nigellus (little dog-whelk)

Phrontis compacta (compact dog-whelk)

Sydaphera lactea (milky nutmeg-shell)

Conus anemone (anemone cone)

Austrodrillia beraudiana (Beraud’s turrid)

Guraleus mitralis (mitre-like turrid)

Guraleus pictus (painted turrid)

Mesoginella pygmaeoides (pygmy margin-shell)

Mitra badia (dark brown mitre)

Bedeva vinosa (purple-mouthed rock-shell)

Dicathais orbita (common cartrut-shell)

Phycothais reticulata (knobbly rock-shell)

Litozamia brazieri (Brazier’s trophon)

Volutomitra obscura (magpie volute-mitre)

Turbonilla mariae (Maria’s pyramid-shell)

Siphonaria diemenensis (common siphon-shell)




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Information and disclaimer: The web-pages on this web-site are generated from an underlying database. These can be cited as Grove, S.J. (2015). A Guide to the Seashells and other Marine Molluscs of Tasmania web-site and database respectively. Whilst great care is taken to accurately identify specimens featured on this web-site and to allocate all records to the most appropriate taxonomic names available, no guarantee is offered that all identifications are accurate, nor that the taxa to which they have been allocated are currently valid. Commentaries on habitat, distribution and biology are also subject to change as new information comes to light. If you have any enquiries, or any comments that will help improve the content or appearance of these pages, then please follow the links from 'contact' on the left-hand panel.

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