Species Images
Houhora Harbour, Far North. 29mm
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 =
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Limatula (Stabilima) maoria Finlay, 1926

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Limida (Order) > Limoidea (Superfamily) > Limidae (Family) > Limatula (Genus) > Stabilima (Subgenus)
Size/Grows to:Width 17mm, Height 33mm
Distribution:North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Shallow water to over 500 metres
Geographical Range:[ACFM]
File Shell. Endemic. Sculptured with low crisp radial ribs, well developed over the central area but obsolete at the sides, crossed by dense concentric growth lines
References and Publications:
  • Huber, M. 2010: Compendium of Bivalves 1, ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany (p.638)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.382)
  • Fleming, C.A. 1978: The bivalve genus Limatula: a list of described species and a review of living and fossil species in the Southwest Pacific, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 8 (p.49)

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

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