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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 - Autobranchia - Pteriida - Family: Pteriidae

Pteriidae

 

Genus: Pinctada

 
Pinctada maculata (Gould, 1850)
Kermadec Islands [K.]
 

Genus: Pteria

 
Pteria levitata (Iredale, 1939) (=avicular Brook & Marshall not Holten)
Length 60mm, Height 17mm
North Island. Off Poor Knights Islands in about 150 feet, on antipatharian coral. Also Queensland, Australia [K.A]