North Island and northern South Island. Also Japan and South Australia. Under stones from low tide
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.43)
Huber, M. 2010Compendium of Bivalves 1, ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany (p.637)
Powell, A.W.B. 1979New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.383)
Lamb, D. Jul/1978Limaria orientalis, Poirieria, 9(5)
Powell, A.W.B. 1974 New Zealand Molluscan Systematics with Descriptions of New Species: Part 8, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 11 (p.203)
Jul/1972 A newcomer on the local scene - Limaria orientalis, Poirieria, 6(4)
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