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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 - Veneroida - Family: Semelidae

Semelidae: Semelinae


Genus: Abra

Abra profundorum (E.A.Smith, 1885)
Length 26mm
Throughout New Zealand. Also N Atlantic, Indian, W and central Pacific, including the Tasman Sea [K.ACFMAn]

Genus: Leptomya

Leptomya retiaria (Hutton, 1885)
Width 20mm, Height 15mm, Endemic
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands [ACFMAnE.]
Width 32mm, Height 21mm, Endemic
Off Auckland Islands, 7-10 metres [AnE.]

Genus: Semele

Semele vestalis (A.Adams in Reeve, 1853) (=brambleyae Powell)
Width 32mm, Height 31mm, Introduced. Known from a single specimen, presumably introduced
North Island [AI.]

Genus: Theora (Endopleura)

Width 9mm, Height 6mm, Introduced
North Island and upper South Island to Christchurch [ACI.]

Semelidae: Erviliinae


Genus: Ervilia

Ervilia bisculpta Gould, 1861
Kermadec Islands [K.]

Genus: Rochefortina

Rochefortina sandwichensis (E.A.Smith, 1885)
Kermadec Islands [K.]