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Pectinidae: Pectininae

  • Annachlamys iredalei (Powell, 1958)
    Coral Sea, New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, and Kermadec Islands, 15-183 metres K
  • Hyalopecten hadalis (Knudsen, 1970)
    Height 13.2mm, Marine
    Off Lord Howe Island, Kermadec Trench and Hikurangi Trench, 1808-6730 metres K
  • Pecten novaezelandiae Reeve, 1852
    (=rakiura Fleming)
    Width 175mm, Height 150mm, Queen Scallop. Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Pecten raoulensis Powell, 1958
    Marine, Endemic
    Raoul and Curtis Islands, Kermadec Islands, 42-146 metres KE.
  • Pectinidae: Camptonectinae

  • Ciclopecten fluctuatus (Bavay, 1905)
    Height 5.45mm, Marine
    Andaman Sea, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Loyalty Islands, and Kermadec Ridge, 225-566 metres K
  • Mesopeplum convexum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
    Width 55mm, Height 50mm, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Dredged to over 250 metes ACFME.
  • Pseudamussium challengeri (E.A. Smith, 1891)
    Height 8.1mm, Marine
    Off Hokianga, Mayor Island, Challenger Plateau, Westport and Greymouth, 570-1029 metres. Also South eastern Australia, Tasman Sea AC
  • Pectinidae: Pedinae

  • Austrochlamys natans walosseki Jonkers, 2003
    Height 108mm, Marine
    South-eastern South America and off Auckland Islands, southern New Zealand, 125-960 metres An
  • Cryptopecten bullatus (Dautzenberg & Bavay, 1912)
    Height 30mm, Marine
    SW Indian Ocean, SE Africa, Japan, E China Sea, Philippines, Indonesia, E Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Hawaiian Islands, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Ridge, and Kermadec Islands, 64-608 metres K
  • Mimachlamys sanguinea (Linnaeus, 1758)
    (=senatoria Gmelin, =asperrimoides Powell)
    Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific, Norfolk Island, and Kermadec Islands, NZ Far North KA
  • Scaeochlamys livida (Lamarck, 1819)
    50-70mm, Marine, Introduced
    Australia. Occasional records from northern NZ AI.
  • Talochlamys dichroa (Suter, 1909)
    (=consociata Smith, =taiaroa Powell)
    Width 27mm, Height 30mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Chatham and southern Islands. In cod stomachs and trawled around 50-800 metres KACFMAnE.
  • Talochlamys gemmulata (Reeve, 1853)
    Width 68mm, Height 73mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Trawled around 20-300 metres ACFME.
  • Talochlamys zelandiae (Gray, 1843)
    (=dieffenbachi Reeve, =zeelandona Hertlein, =suprasilis Finlay)
    Width 55mm, Height 58mm, Fan Shell. Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart, Chatham and southern Islands. From low tide under rocks to over 40 metres. Often encased in sponge ACFMAnE.
  • Veprichlamys kiwaensis Powell, 1933
    Width 27mm, Height 30mm, Marine
    Southern New Caledonia, and New Zealand, 263-1130 metres ACFM
  • Zygochlamys delicatula (Hutton, 1873)
    (=subantarctica Hedley)
    Width 60mm, Height 60mm, Marine
    Off south-eastern South Island, Auckland, Campbell and Macquarie Islands CFMAn
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 approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
Kermadec Islands
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
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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