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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

Gigantidas tangaroa (Cosel & Marshall, 2003)

Classification:Bivalvia - Autobranchia - Mytiloida
Family:MYTILIDAE: BATHYMODIOLINAE
Size/Grows to:Length 200mm
Distribution:Off SE North Island, from active submarine volcanoes around 920-1205 metres. Off Cape Turnagain
Geographical Range:C
Notes:
Endemic
References and Publications:
  • Thubaut, J., Puillandre, N., Faure, B., Cruaud, C., Samadi, S. 2013: The contrasted evolutionary fates of deep-sea chemosynthetic mussels (Bivalvia, Bathymodiolinae), Ecology and Evolution, 3 (p.4755)
  • von Cosel, R., Marshall, B.A. 2003: Two new species of large mussels (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from active submarine volcanoes and a cold seep off the eastern North Island of New Zealand, with description of a new genus, The Nautilus, 117(2) (p.31)

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