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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
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Nucula rossiana Finlay, 1930

Classification:Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculida
Family:NUCULIDAE: NUCULINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 5mm, Width 5.8mm
Distribution:Fiordland, Stewart, Auckland, Campbell and Antipodes Islands. Under stones at low tide to around 35 metres
Geographical Range:FMAn
Notes:
Endemic
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.356)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.