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Holotype of Montacuta (Tellimya) vitrea aupouria Ponder, 1968, collected South West Island, NZ. (M.021771). 5mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
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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

Tellimya aupouria (Ponder, 1968)

Classification:Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Veneroida
Family:LASAEIDAE
Size/Grows to:Width 5mm, Height 3.1mm
Distribution:Off Three Kings Islands and off Northland East Coast
Geographical Range:A
Notes:
Endemic
References and Publications:
  • Huber, M. 2015: Compendium of Bivalves 2, ConchBooks: Harxheim, Germany (p.522)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.395)

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