Species Images
Beachlands, Auckland, boring in soft mudstone. 58mm
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

Barnea (Anchomasa) similis (Gray, 1835)

Classification:Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Myoida
Family:PHOLADIDAE: PHOLADINAE
Size/Grows to:Length 85mm, Height 30mm
Distribution:North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Intertidal, boring into soft rock
Geographical Range:ACFME.
Notes:
Rock Borer
References and Publications:
  • Stevenson, A.G. Nov/2004: Collecting Rock Borers in New Zealand, Cookia, 16 (p.27)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.429)