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Green-Lipped Mussel. 114mm
The common Green-Lipped mussel, on a rock
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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

Perna canaliculus (Gmelin, 1791)

Classification:Bivalvia - Autobranchia - Mytiloida
Family:MYTILIDAE: MYTILINAE
Size/Grows to:Length 160mm, Width 75mm
Distribution:North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:ACFE.
Notes:
Green Mussel, Green Lipped Mussel
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.372)