Species Images
In beach drift, Tokerau Beach, Northland, NZ. 14mm
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

Mactra (Maorimactra) ordinaria (E.A.Smith, 1898)

Classification:Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Veneroida - Mactridae: Mactrinae - Mactra (Maorimactra)
Family: SubfamilyMACTRIDAE: MACTRINAE
Size/Grows to:Length 15mm, Height 10mm
Distribution:North Island and northern half of South Island. In mud in shallow water
Geographical Range:[AC]
Notes:
Endemic. Sculpture of very fine and dense concentric lirations, slightly stronger at the sides. Distinguished from juvenile discors by the lack of a posterior ridge
 
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.414)

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

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