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Washed up in the Far North. 20mm
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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

Gomphinella maorum E.A.Smith, 1902

Classification:Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Veneroida
Family:VENERIDAE: TAPETINAE
Size/Grows to:Width 19mm, Height 15mm
Distribution:Three Kings Islands. Far North and Northland east coast. In beach drift
Geographical Range:AE.
References and Publications:
  • Huber, M. 2010: Compendium of Bivalves 1, ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany (p.745)
  • Gardner, N.W. Jan/1979: Gomphina maorum, Poirieria, 10(1) (p.1)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.426)