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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 - Heterodonta - Carditida - Family: Condylocardiidae

Condylocardiidae: Condylocardiinae


Genus: Benthocardiella

Width 0.9mm, Height 0.9mm
Northland. Off Mangonui Heads, 10-20 metres [AE.]
Width 1.1mm, Height 0.8mm
North Island. Off east coast Northland [AE.]
Width 0.9mm, Height 0.8mm
Off Bounty Islands, 250 metres [AnE.]
Width 1.2mm, Height 0.9mm
Chatham Islands. In shell sand and down to about 20 metres [ME.]
Width 1.1mm, Height 1.1mm
North Island. Off east coast Northland to East Cape [AE.]
Width 0.8mm, Height 0.8mm
North Island. Off east coast Northland and Taranaki [ACE.]
Width 1.2mm, Height 1.2mm
Stewart Island. In shell sand [FE.]
Width 0.6mm, Height 0.6mm
Off Auckland Islands, trawled in 155 metres [AnE.]

Genus: Condylocardia

Width 1.6mm, Height 1.5mm
North, South, Stewart, Chathams, Snares and Auckland Islands. Dredged from 5 to over 300 metres [ACFMAnE.]
Width 1.5mm, Height 1.4mm
South Island, Fiordland, and Chatham Islands [FME.]

Genus: Condylocuna

Condylocuna concentrica (Bernard, 1897)
Width 1mm, Height 1.1mm
South Island, Stewart, Snares and Bounty Islands [CFMAnE.]
Condylocuna mernoo (Dell, 1952)
Width 1.3mm, Height 1.1mm
Mernoo Bank, western Chatham Rise [CE.]
Condylocuna torquata (Marwick, 1928)
Width 1.8mm, Height 1.5mm
Off Chatham Islands, dredged 18 metres [ME.]

Condylocardiidae: Carditellinae


Genus: Carditella

Carditella delli Crozier, 1966
Width 2.6mm, Height 2.3mm
North of Three Kings Islands, trawled in 800 metres [AE.]

Condylocardiidae: Cuninae


Genus: Cuna

Cuna carditelloides (Suter, 1911)
Width 2.5mm, Height 3mm
Off North, South, Chatham, Auckland and Campbell Islands [ACFMAnE.]
Cuna compressidens (Powell, 1933)
Width 1.3mm, Height 1.4mm
North Island East Coast, Northland to East Cape [AE.]
Cuna laqueus (Finlay, 1927)
Width 2.6mm, Height 2.6mm
South Island, Foveaux Strait, and Snares Islands [FAnE.]
Cuna manawatawhia (Powell, 1937)
Width 2.6mm, Height 2.9mm
Off Three Kings Islands, Northland and Bay of Plenty [AE.]
Cuna mayi (Powell, 1930)
Width 1.8mm, Height 2.3mm
North Island. Off Northland to Cook Strait and NW Nelson [ACE.]
Cuna mendica (Dell, 1952)
Width 1.8mm, Height 1.7mm
Tasman Sea, west of North Island, in 980 metres [CE.]
Cuna waikukuensis (Powell, 1937)
Width 1.7mm, Height 1.9mm
Off North Cape, trawled in 53 metres [AE.]