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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: Psammobiidae

Psammobiidae

 

Genus: Gari (Gobraeus)

 
Width 75mm, Height 45mm, Purple Sunset Shell
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Also Three Kings Islands [ACFME.]

Genus: Gari (Kermadysmea)

 
Kermadec Islands [K.]
 

Genus: Gari (Psammobella)

 
Norfolk Island and Kermadec Islands [K.]
 

Genus: Gari (Psammobia)

 
Gari (Psammobia) convexa (Reeve, 1857) (=hodgei Willan)
Length 85mm, Height 42mm, Pink Sunset Shell
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands [ACFME.]
Length 65mm, Width 32mm, Pink Sunset Shell
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands [ACFME.]

Genus: Heteroglypta

 
Heteroglypta contraria (Deshayes, 1863)
Kermadec Islands, also isolated occurrences off Northland [K.A]
 

Genus: Hiatula

 
Hiatula nitida (Gray, 1843)
Length 50mm, Height 25mm
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands [ACFME.]
Hiatula siliquens Willan, 1993 (=siliqua of authors)
Width 51mm, Height 28mm
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Inhabits muddy sands of estuaries and harbours [ACFE.]