Marine, Weakly sculptured, and found in lower tidal zone than S.glomerata
References and Publications
Marshall, B.A., Spencer, H.G. 2013 Comments on some taxonomic changes affecting marine Bivalvia of the New Zealand region recently introduced in Huber's Compendium of bivalves, with some additional taxonomic changes, Molluscan Research, 33(1) (p.42)
Dinamani, P. 1981 Description of a new species of incubatory oyster from northern New Zealand, with notes on its ecology and reproduction, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 15 (p.110)
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 approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island