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From off Golden Bay, Nelson. 115mm
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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

Panopea zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)

Classification:Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Myoida
Family:HIATELLIDAE
Size/Grows to:Width 120mm, Height 66mm
Distribution:North, South and Stewart Island
Geographical Range:ACFE.
Notes:
Geoduck, Gooey Duck
References and Publications:
  • Hayward, B.W., Hayward, G.C., Morley, M.S. Sep/2009: Geoduck riddle at Ohope, Poirieria, 34 (p.16)
  • Morley, M.S. Nov/1998: Hiatellidae: Hiatella arctica (Linnaeus, 1767) and Panopea zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835), Poirieria, 23 (p.2)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.428)