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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

Abra profundorum (E.A.Smith, 1885)

Classification:Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Veneroida
Family:SEMELIDAE: SEMELINAE
Size/Grows to:Length 26mm
Distribution:Throughout New Zealand. Also N Atlantic, Indian, W and central Pacific, including the Tasman Sea
Geographical Range:K.ACFMAn
References and Publications:
  • Knudsen, J. 1970: The systematics and biology of abyssal and hadal Bivalvia, Galathea Report, 11 (p.104)