King Island - Surprise Bay
Geographic information

This coastal locality is at latitude -40.1247 (S), longitude 143.9063 (E) (at a precision-level of approximately 100 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).

Acanthochitona sueurii (Lesueur’s chiton)

Cryptoplax striata (streaky fleshy-chiton)

Ischnochiton australis (southern chiton)

Ischnochiton variegatus (variegated chiton)

Ischnochiton versicolor (variably-coloured chiton)

Plaxiphora albida (whitened chiton)

Nucula pusilla (tiny nutlet-shell)

Carditella jaffaensis (Jaffa false-cockle)

Myllita deshayesii (Deshayes’ myllita)

Lasaea australis (southern lasaea)

Ctena tatei (Tate’s lucine)

Notoacmea flammea (flame limpet)

Patelloida alticostata (tall-ribbed limpet)

Patelloida insignis (Maltese-cross limpet)

Patelloida victoriana (Victorian limpet)

Cellana solida (orange-edged limpet)

Scutellastra peronii (scaly limpet)

Emarginula candida (white notch-limpet)

Montfortula rugosa (rough notch-limpet)

Haliotis rubra (blacklip abalone)

Phasianella ventricosa (swollen pheasant-shell)

Tricolia rosea (rosy pheasant-shell)

Herpetopoma scabriusculum (rough top-shell)

Chlorodiloma adelaidae (Adelaide top-shell)

Chlorodiloma odontis (chequered top-shell)

Austrocochlea constricta (ribbed top-shell)

Diloma concameratum (tessellated top-shell)

Clanculus flagellatus (flamed top-shell)

Clanculus plebejus (people’s top-shell)

Phasianotrochus eximius (choice kelp-shell)

Ethminolia probabilis (May’s top-shell)

Argalista kingensis (King Island argalista)

Bellastraea aurea (golden star-shell)

Lunella undulata (wavy turban)

Nerita atramentosa (western black nerite)

Crassitoniella erratica (erratic eaton-shell)

Eatoniella melanochroma (blackish eaton-shell)

Notocypraea declivis (freckled cowrie)

Notocypraea piperita (peppered cowrie)

Bembicium melanostoma (black-mouth conniwink)

Bembicium nanum (striped conniwink)

Afrolittorina praetermissa (checkered australwink)

Austrolittorina unifasciata (banded australwink)

Eunaticina umbilicata (umbilicated sand-snail)

Rissoina fasciata (banded rice-shell)

Zebinella elegantula (elegant rice-shell)

Cabestana tabulata (Waterhouse’s rock-whelk)

Cymatiella eburnea (pink-tipped rock-whelk)

Cymatiella verrucosa (warted rock-whelk)

Antisabia foliacea (leafy bonnet-limpet)

Sabia australis (southern bonnet-limpet)

Cominella lineolata (lined whelk)

Penion mandarinus (mandarin whelk)

Cumia mestayerae (Mestayer’s whelk)

Mitrella austrina (southern dove-shell)

Mitrella leucostoma (white-mouthed dove-shell)

Mitrella menkeana (pointed dove-shell)

Mitrella semiconvexa (semiconvex dove-shell)

Australaria australasia (Australian tulip-shell)

Sydaphera lactea (milky nutmeg-shell)

Conus anemone (anemone cone)

Austromitra analogica (analog ribbed-mitre)

Vexillum australe (southern mitre)

Mesoginella pygmaeoides (pygmy margin-shell)

Mitra badia (dark brown mitre)

Bedeva baileyana (Bailey’s rock-shell)

Bedeva vinosa (purple-mouthed rock-shell)

Dicathais orbita (common cartrut-shell)

Phycothais reticulata (knobbly rock-shell)

Volutomitra obscura (magpie volute-mitre)

Microdiscula charopa (bluish orbitestellid)

Turbonilla mariae (Maria’s pyramid-shell)

Pugillaria stowae (Stow’s siphon-shell)

Siphonaria diemenensis (common siphon-shell)

Siphonaria funiculata (corded siphon-shell)

Marinula xanthostoma (delicate air-breather)

Sepia apama (giant cuttlefish)

Sepia hedleyi (Hedley’s cuttlefish)

Sepia novaehollandiae (New Holland cuttlefish)




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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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