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From deep water off central NZ. 31mm
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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

Neilo blacki Marshall, 1978

Classification:Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanida
Family:MALLETIIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 36mm, Height 19mm
Distribution:East Cape to Banks Peninsula. Living in mud from 430-1100 metres
Geographical Range:CE.
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A. Sep/1978: The genus Neilo in New Zealand (Mollusca: Bivalvia), New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 5(3) (p.430)

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