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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.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Veneroida - Family: Mesodesmatidae

Mesodesmatidae

 

Genus: Paphies

 
Paphies australis (Gmelin, 1791)
Length 80mm, Width 50mm, Pipi
North, South, Stewart Chatham and Auckland Islands. Buried in silty sand in sheltered areas [ACFMAnE.]

Genus: Paphies (Taria)

 
Paphies (Taria) donacina (Spengler, 1793) (=quoyii Deshayes)
Width 127mm, Height 98mm, Southern Tuatua
Lower North Island, South and Stewart Islands. More common in south [CFE.]
Paphies (Taria) subtriangulata (Gray in Wood, 1828) (=porrecta of authors not Marwick)
Width 85mm, Height 60mm, Tuatua
North, upper South Island and Chatham Islands [ACFME.]
Length 149mm, Height 91mm, Toheroa
North, South and Chatham Islands [ACFE.]