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Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Limida (Order) > Limoidea (Superfamily) > Limidae (Family)
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  • Acesta maui Marshall, 2001
    Width 90mm, Height 130mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Cook Strait, Chatham Rise, Campbell Rise, Papanui Canyon. Off Auckland Islands CMAnE.
  • Acesta saginata Marshall, 2001
    Width 70mm, Height 95mm, Marine
    Off Kermadec Islands and Three Kings Islands. Trawled around 1000-1400 metres KA
  • Divarilima sydneyensis (Hedley, 1904)
    Width 5.5mm, Height 7mm, Marine
    Off Three Kings Islands to Northland east coast. Under stones from low tide KA
  • Escalima regularis Powell, 1955
    Width 8mm, Height 10mm, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands to Snares, Auckland and Chatham Islands. Chatham Rise ACFMAnE.
  • Lima zelandica G.B. Sowerby III, 1877
    (=colorata, Boreham)
    Width 58mm, Height 85mm, Marine, Endemic
    Lower South Island. Stewart and Chatham Islands. Dredged from shallow water to around 130 metres FMAnE.
  • Limaria orientalis (Adams & Reeve, 1850)
    File Shell
    Length 36mm, Width 24mm, Marine
    North Island and northern South Island. Also Japan and South Australia. Under stones from low tide AC
  • Limatula (Limatula) acherontis Fleming, 1978
    Marine, Endemic
    Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Limatula (Limatula) aupouria Powell, 1937
    Width 1.6mm, Height 2.4mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, trawled 260 metres AE.
  • Limatula (Limatula) insularis Oliver, 1915
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Limatula (Limatula) powelli Fleming, 1978
    Off Three Kings Islands 622 metres. Off Antipodes and Bounty Islands. Also New South Wales and South Australia KAAn
  • Limatula (Limatula) raoulica Fleming, 1978
    Length 5mm, Width 3mm, Marine, Endemic
    NW of Fleetwood Bluff, Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Limatula (Limatula) suteri (Dall, 1908)
    Width 6mm, Height 11mm, Marine, Endemic. Smaller and narrower than maoria. Radial ribs fewer, and grouped posterior to the median ridge
    North, South and Stewart Islands. Chatham Rise and off Snares Islands ACFMAnE.
  • Limatula (Limatula) vigilis Fleming, 1978
    Length 7.5mm, Width 4.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, North, South, Stewart, Snares and Auckland Islands ACFAnE.
  • Limatula (Antarctolima) pygmaea (Philippi, 1845)
    Width 10mm, Height 12mm, Marine
    Off Macquarie Island 69 metres, Also Magellan Strait to Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica, Kerguelen Islands An
  • Limatula (Stabilima) maoria Finlay, 1926
    Width 17mm, Height 33mm, File Shell. Marine, Endemic. Sculptured with low crisp radial ribs, well developed over the central area but obsolete at the sides, crossed by dense concentric growth lines
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Shallow water to over 500 metres ACFME.
  • Limatula (Stabilima) oliveri Powell, 1958
    Kermadec Islands K
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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North Island
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South Island
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