Species Images
SE of Cape Kidnappers, 1098-1104 metres (M.316970). 73mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
Sub-adult specimen, NE of Cape Turnagain (M.316969). 67.5mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
Collected 14 Jan 1979, off Clarence River mouth, NZ. (M.059662). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
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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

Acharax clarificata (Dell, 1995)

Classification:Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Solemyoida
Family:SOLEMYIDAE: ACHARACINAE
Size/Grows to:Length 87mm, Width 32mm
Distribution:Off Aldermen Islands, 366-549 metres, Northern Mernoo Slope, Chatham Rise, 683-703 metres, Off Clarence River mouth, 1104-1099 metres
Geographical Range:ACME.
References and Publications:
  • Walton, K. 2015: New Zealand living Solemyidae (Bivalvia: Protobranchia), Molluscan Research, 35(4) (p.247)
  • Dell, R.K. 1995: New species and records of deep-water Mollusca from off New Zealand, Tuhinga: Records of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2 (p.2)