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Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Protobranchia (Subclass) > Solemyida (Order) > Solemyoidea (Superfamily) > Solemyidae (Family)
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  • Family: Solemyidae

  • Acharax clarificata (Dell, 1995)
    Length 87mm, Width 32mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Aldermen Islands, 366-549 metres, Northern Mernoo Slope, Chatham Rise, 683-703 metres, Off Clarence River mouth, 1104-1099 metres ACME.
  • Solemya calypso Walton, 2015
    =Solemya (Zesolemya) calypso Walton, 2015 accepted, alternate representation
    Length 16mm, Marine, Endemic
    Calypso Hydrothermal Vent Field, eastern Bay of Plenty, alive at 181-192 metres AE.
  • Solemya marshalli Walton, 2015
    =Solemya (Zesolemya) marshalli Walton, 2015 accepted, alternate representation
    Length 21mm, Height 8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Southern South Island, Stewart, Chatham, Bounty and Shares Islands FMAnE.
  • Solemya parkinsonii E.A. Smith, 1874
    =Solemya (Zesolemya) parkinsonii E.A. Smith, 1874 accepted, alternate representation
    Length 84mm, Height 30mm, Razor Mussel, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart. Low tide to over 180 metres in soft mud or silt ACFE.
  • Solemya puata Walton, 2015
    Length 8.8mm, Height 3.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island as far south as Hokianga Harbour and White Island. South Island from Chatham Rise south to Fiordland, and off Chatham Islands AFME.
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.
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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