Species Images
On sheltered sandy beaches. 28mm
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

Dosinia (Fallartemis) lambata (Gould, 1850)

Classification:Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Veneroida
Family:VENERIDAE: DOSINIINAE
Size/Grows to:Width 32mm, Height 28mm
Distribution:North Island and northern part of South Island
Geographical Range:ACE.
Notes:
Very fine smooth sculpture. Found on sheltered sandy beaches
References and Publications:
  • Huber, M. 2010: Compendium of Bivalves 1, ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany (p.736)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.423)