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From the Manukau Harbour, Auckland. 69mm
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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

Offadesma angasi Crosse & Fischer, 1864

Classification:Bivalvia - Anomalodesmata - Pholadomyoida
Family:PERIPLOMATIDAE
Size/Grows to:Width 90mm, Height 61mm
Distribution:North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Below low tide in soft or sandy mud. Also South Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania
Geographical Range:ACFM
Notes:
Lantern Shell
References and Publications:
  • Coles, J. Aug/1985: Offadesma angasi (Crosse and Fischer, 1864), Poirieria, 14(2) (p.14)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.433)