Species Images
In beach drift, around harbour entrances. 59mm
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

Gari (Gobraeus) stangeri (Gray, 1843)

Classification:Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Veneroida
Family:PSAMMOBIIDAE
Size/Grows to:Width 75mm, Height 45mm
Distribution:North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Also Three Kings Islands
Geographical Range:ACFME.
Notes:
Purple Sunset Shell
References and Publications:
  • Willan, R.C. 1993: Taxonomic revision of the family Psammobiidae (Bivalvia: Tellinoidea) in the Australian and New Zealand region, Records of the Australian Museum (p.49)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.418)