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Holotype, collected 11 May 1972, Cook Strait, off Turakirae Head, Nicholson Canyon, NZ. (M.029171). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
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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

Pholadidea acherontea Beu & Climo, 1974

Classification:Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Myoida
Family:PHOLADIDAE: MARTESIINAE
Size/Grows to:Width 26mm, Height 17mm
Distribution:North and South Island. Dredged around 35-600 metres
Geographical Range:ACFE.
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.429)
  • Beu, A.G., Climo, F.M. 1974: Mollusca from a recent coral community in Palliser Bay, Cook Strait, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 8(2) (p.310)