Species Images
Whangarei Heads, in shallow water. 12mm
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

Myllita (Zemyllita) stowei (Hutton, 1873)

Classification:Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Veneroida
Family:LASAEIDAE
Size/Grows to:Width 14mm, Height 8mm
Distribution:North and northern South Island. Attached to the under sides of stones on sand
Geographical Range:ACE.
References and Publications:
  • Dawson, E. Nov/2003: Myllita stowei: The Mollusc and the Man - Some thoughts from Oteranga Bay, Cookia, 15 (p.47)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.392)
  • Hutton.F.W. 1880: Manual of the New Zealand Mollusca, Colonial Museum & Geological Survey Department (p.157)

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

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