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Off Cape Campbell, trawled in 440 metres. 22mm
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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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
L =
E =
I =

Veprichlamys kiwaensis Powell, 1933

Classification:Bivalvia - Autobranchia - Pectinida
Size/Grows to:Width 27mm, Height 30mm
Distribution:Southern New Caledonia, and New Zealand, 263-1130 metres
Geographical Range:ACFM
References and Publications:
  • Dijkstra, H. 1995: Bathyal Pectinoidea (Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae, Entoliidae, Pectinidae) from New Caledonia and adjacent areas. Resultats des Campagnes Musorstom volume 14, Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 167 (p.58)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.378)
  • Beu, A.G., Climo, F.M. 1974: Mollusca from a recent coral community in Palliser Bay, Cook Strait, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 8(2) (p.309)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1934: Two new Molluscs of the Pectinidae from 600-700 Fathoms, Four Hundred Miles West of New Plymouth, Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 63 (p.371)

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

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