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Semelidae: Semelinae

  • Abra profundorum (E.A. Smith, 1885)
    Length 26mm, Marine
    Throughout New Zealand. Also N Atlantic, Indian, W and central Pacific, including the Tasman Sea KACFMAn
  • Leptomya retiaria (Hutton, 1885)
    Width 20mm, Height 15mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFMAnE.
  • Leptomya retiaria aucklandica Powell, 1955
    Width 32mm, Height 21mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Auckland Islands, 7-10 metres AnE.
  • Semele vestalis (A. Adams in Reeve, 1853)
    (=brambleyae Powell)
    Width 32mm, Height 31mm, Marine, Introduced. Known from a single specimen, presumably introduced
    North Island AI.
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.
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