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Sandy ocean beaches in shallow water. 99mm
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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
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Resania lanceolata Gray, 1852

Classification:Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Veneroida
Family:MACTRIDAE: ZENATIINAE
Size/Grows to:Length 100mm, Height 48mm
Distribution:North and South Islands. Off sandy ocean beaches in shallow water
Geographical Range:ACFE.
Notes:
Lance Mactra
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.415)