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Purpurocardia purpurata (Deshayes, 1854)Species Images
Washed ashore on ocean beaches. 38mm
Taxonomy: Purpurocardia purpurata (Deshayes, 1854)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Heterodonta (Subclass) > Archiheterodonta (Infraclass) > Carditida (Order) > Carditoidea (Superfamily) > Carditidae (Family) > Venericardiinae (Subfamily) > Purpurocardia (Genus) > purpurata (Species)
Family: Subfamily:
CARDITIDAE: VENERICARDIINAE
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Synonymised Names:
=Cardita purpurata Deshayes, 1854
=Venericardia purpurata (Deshayes, 1854)
=Venericardia quoyi (Deshayes, 1854)
Details: Purpurocardia purpurata (Deshayes, 1854)
Size/Grows to:
Width 45mm, Height 40mm
Distribution:
North, South, Stewart, Chatham and Auckland Islands
Geographical Range:
ACFMAnE.
Notes:
Marine, Endemic
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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.
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
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil