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Dredged off Whangarei Heads, Northland. 19mm
Dredged in mud, Marlborough Sounds. 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
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Cuspidaria willetti Fleming, 1948

Classification:Bivalvia - Anomalodesmata - Pholadomyoida
Family:CUSPIDARIIDAE
Size/Grows to:Width 22mm, Height 10mm
Distribution:North, South and Chatham Islands. Dredged around 25-60 metres
Geographical Range:ACFM
Notes:
Endemic
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.437)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.

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