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Pectinidae: Palliolinae

  • 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
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