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Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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Bivalvia - Autobranchia - Arcoida - Family: Arcidae

Arcidae: Arcinae


Genus: Acar

Acar plicata (Dillwyn, 1817)
Kermadec Islands [K.]
Acar sandersonae Powell, 1933
Length 20mm, Height 12mm, Endemic
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Under stones from low tide to over 200 metres [ACFME.]
Acar sociella (Brookes, 1926)
Length 5mm, Height 2.5mm, Endemic
North, South and Chatham Islands [AFME.]

Genus: Barbatia

Barbatia novaezelandiae (E.A.Smith, 1915)
Height 42mm, Length 75mm, Ark Shell. Endemic
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Under stones from low tide to over 90 metres [ACFME.]

Genus: Barbatia (Abarbatia)

Barbatia (Abarbatia) trapezina (Lamarck, 1819) (=decussata G.B.Sowerby I)
Kermadec Islands [K.]

Genus: Calloarca (Coraliarca)

Calloarca (Coraliarca) nuttingi Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
Kermadec Islands [K.]

Genus: Hawaiarca

Hawaiarca alia Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
Kermadec Islands [K.]

Arcidae: Anadarinae


Genus: Anadara

Anadara trapezia (Deshayes, 1839)
Length 75mm, Height 50mm, SubFossil
Far North. Spirits Bay. Kohukohu, Hokianga Harbour, and Auckland as subfossil. Also Western Australia to Queensland and Tasmania, Australia, subfossil to recent [A]

Genus: Bathyarca

Bathyarca corpulenta (E.A.Smith, 1885) (=orbiculata of authors, not Dall)
Height 28.8mm, Width 24.0mm
Atlantic, Pacific and Antarctic Oceans [K.A]
Bathyarca cybaea Hedley, 1906
Length 4mm, Height 3mm, Endemic
North, South and Stewart Island. Chatham and Snares Islands. Trawled around 45-200 metres [ACFMAnE.]

Genus: Bentharca

Bentharca asperula (Dall, 1881)
Worldwide, Eastern Pacific from 430-5005 metres [K.A]