Species Images
Holotype of Neilo (Pseudomalletia) aoteana B. Marshall, 1978, collected 18 Mar 1976, SW of Kaikoura Peninsula, upper Kaikoura Canyon, NZ. (M.058366). 14mm. © 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

Malletia aoteana (Marshall, 1978)

Classification:Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanida
Family:MALLETIIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 14mm, Height 8.5mm
Distribution:East Cape to Banks Peninsula, in mud 640-1097 metres
Geographical Range:CE.
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A. Sep/1978: The genus Neilo in New Zealand (Mollusca: Bivalvia), New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 5(3) (p.432)