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Species List for Family: Pteriidae
Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Ostreida (Order) > Pterioidea (Superfamily) > Pteriidae (Family)
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  • Family: Pteriidae

  • Electroma papilionacea (Lamarck, 1819)
    =Avicula georgiana Quoy & Gaimard, 1835, =Avicula hyalina Dunker, 1852, =Avicula papilionacea Lamarck, 1819, =Avicula punctulata Reeve, 1857, =Avicula scalpta Reeve, 1857, =Avicula virens Lamarck, 1819, =Electroma virens (Lamarck, 1819)
    40mm, Little Wing Pearl Shell, Marine, Introduced
    Southern Australia, 1-30 metres. Occasional washups on northern NZ beaches AI.
  • Pteria levitata (Iredale, 1939)
    =Austropteria levitata Iredale, 1939, =Pteria avicular Brook & Marshall not Holten
    Length 60mm, Height 17mm, Marine
    North Island. Off Poor Knights Islands in about 150 feet, on antipatharian coral. Also Queensland, Australia KA
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.
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