SEA SLUGS

AND  OTHER  MARINE  INVERTEBRATES  OF  THE  TWEED - BYRON  COAST,  AUSTRALIA.

MOLLUSCA

CLASS : GASTROPODA
SUBCLASS : PROSOBRANCHIA

VELIGERS
Veliger stage - Brunswick River
Veliger stage - Brunswick River
Veliger stage - Brunswick River
Veliger stage - Brunswick River
Veliger stage - Brunswick River

JUVENILES
Juveniles hatching from egg cases

 

FAMILY : NACELLIDAE
Cellana tramoserica - Hastings Pt & Brunswick River

FAMILY : PATELLIDAE
Scutellastra chapmani - Hastings Pt & Brunswick River

FAMILY : LOTTIIDAE
Patelloida mimula - Brunswick River
Patelloida latistrigata - Brunswick River
Notoacmea petterdi - Hastings Point
Patelloida alticostata - Hastings Point

FAMILY : FISSURELLIDAE
Amblychilepas javanicensis - Hastings Pt & Brunswick R
Amblychilepas nigrita - Hastings Point & Brunswick R
Montfortula rugosa - Hastings Point
Diadora lineata - Hastings Point
Diadora ticaonica - Hastings Point
Emarginula candida - Hastings Point
Scutus antipodes - Hastings Point & Brunswick River
Scutus olunguis - Hastings Point
Tugali parmophoidea - Hastings Point & Brunswick R.

FAMILY : HALIOTIDAE
Haliotis coccoradiata - Hastings Point
Haliotis brazier - New Brighton beach

FAMILY : TROCHIDAE
Astele speciosum - Brunswick River
Astelena scitula - Hastings Point
Austrocochlea porcata - Hastings Pt. & Brunswick R.
Bankivia fasciata - Brunswick beach & Hasting Point
Cantharidella sp - Hastings Point
Cantharidella picturata - Hastings Pt & Brunswick R.
Clanculus clangulus - Hastings Point
Euchelus aspersus - Hastings Point
Euchelus atratus - Hastings Point
Eurytrochus strangei - Hastings Pt & Brunswick River
Leiopyrga lineolaris - Brunswick Heads Beach
Monilea callifera - Brunswick River
Phasaniotrochus eximius - Hastings P.& Brunswick R.
Odontotrochus marginata - Brunswick River
Calthalotia fragum - Brunswick River
Vaceuchelus ampullus - Hastings Point

FAMILY : TURBINIDAE
Australium tentoriiformis - Hastings Point
Bolma aureola - Trawled
Turbo militaris - Hastings Point
Turbo undulatus - Hastings Point

FAMILY : PHASIANELLIDAE
Phasianella solida - Hastings Pt

FAMILY : CALOPIIDAE
Calopia imitata - Brunswick River

FAMILY : NERITIDAE
Nerita albicilla - Hastings Point & Brunswick River
Nerita atramentosa - Hastings Point & Brunswick R.
Nerita balteata - Brunswick River
Nerita chameleon - Hastings Point & Brunswick River
Nerita costata - Hastings Point
Nerita insculpta - Hasting Pt & Brunswick River
Nerita planospira - Brunswick River
Nerita plicata - Hastings Point & Brunswick River
Nerita polita - Hastings Point & Brunswick River
Dostia violacea - Brunswick River
Smaragdia souverbiana - Brunswick River

FAMILY : PHENACOLEPADIDAE
Cinnalepeta cinnamomea - Brunswick R & Hastings Pt.

FAMILY : CERITHIIDAE
Cacozeliana granaria - Hastings Point
Cerithium atromarginatum - Hastings Point
Cerithium columna - Hastings Point
Cerithium coralium - Brunswick River
Cerithium nesioticum - Hastings Point
Clypeomorus petrosa - Hastings Point
Obtortio sp - Hastings Point

FAMILY : BATILLARIDAE
Pyrazus ebeninus - Brunswick River
Batillaria australis - Brunswick River

FAMILY : LITIOPIDAE
Alaba opiniosa - Brunswick River
Litiopa limnophysa - On Flotsam

FAMILY : PLANAXIDAE
Planaxis sulcatus - Hastings Point & Brunswick River
Angiola fasciata - Hastings Point
Hinea brasiliana - Hastings Point & Brunswick River

FAMILY : POTAMIDIDAE
Cerithideopsis australiensis - Tweed River
Cerithidea anticipata - Brunswick River

FAMILY : CALYPTRAEIDAE
Bostrycapulus pritzkeri - Hastings Point
Sigapatella hedleyi - Brunswick beach

FAMILY : EATONIELLIDAE
Eatoniella atropurpurea - Hastings Point

FAMILY : VERMETIDAE
Thylacodes sipho - Hastings Point & Brunswick River
Petaloconchus caperatus - on pumice

FAMILY : CYPRAEIDAE
Monetaria annulus - Hastings Point & Brunswick R.
Mauritia arabica - Hastings Point & Brunswick River
Palmadusta asellus - Hastings Pt & Brunswick River
Monetaria caputserpentis - Hastings Pt & Bruns R.
Lyncina carneola - Hastings Point
Erronea caurica - Hastings Point
Erosaria cernica - Hastings Point
Palmadusta clandestina - Hastings Pt & Brunswick R.
Palmadusta contaminata - Hastings Point
Mauritia eglantina - Hastings Point & Brunswick River
Mauritia mauritiana - Hastings Point
Erronea errones - Hastings Point & Brunswick River
Erronea subviridis - Brunswick River
Erosaria erosa - Hastings Point & Brunswick River
Erosaria poraria - Brunswick River
Melicerona felina - Hastings Point
Purpuradusta fimbriata - Hastings Pt & Brunswick R.
Purpuradusta gracilis - Hastings Pt & Brunswick R
Purpuradusta hammondae - Hastings Pt & Bruns R
Purpuradusta microdon - Brunswick River
Erosaria helvola - Hastings Point
Palmadusta humphreyii - Hastings Pt & Brunswick R.
Luria isabella - Hastings Point
Bistolida kieneri - Hastings Point
Erosaria flaveola - Hastings Pt & Brunswick River
Lyncina lynx - Hastings Point
Monetaria moneta - Hastings Point & Brunswick R.
Ransoniella punctata - Hastings Pt & Brunswick R
Lyncina vitellus - Hastings Point
Erronea xanthodon - Hastings Point
Cypraea tigris - Brunswick River

These species below are known to occurr rarely in New South Wales, some as far south as Sydney. I have yet to find any at Hastings Point. See Des Beechey's Seashells of NSW

Bistolida hirundo
Cribrarula cribraria
Erosaria eburnea
Erosaria miliaris
Talostolida teres
Nucleolaria nucleus
Leporicyprae mappa
Mauritia scurra
Talparia talpa
Ovatipsa chinensis
Staphylaea limacina
Staphylaea staphylaea

Cowry predation
Cowry predation
Juvenile cowries
Juvenile animal

FAMILY : TRIVIIDAE
Trivia globosa - Hastings Point
Trivia oryza - Hastings Point & Brunswick River
Ellatrivia merces - Hastings Point
Proterato sulcifera - Hastings Point
Proterato lachryma - Hastings Point & Brunswick R.

FAMILY : OVULIDAE
Prionovolva cavanaghi - Hastings Point
Prionovula brevis - Gold Coast Seaway
Volva volva - trawled
Ovula ovum - Deeper water
Calpurnus verrucosus - Deeper water
Phenacovolva weaveri - Brunswick River

 

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