Species List for Family: Semelidae
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Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Autobranchia (Subclass) > Heteroconchia (Infraclass) > Euhetrodonta (Subterclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Semelidae
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(E.A. Smith, 1885)
Length 26mm, Marine
Throughout New Zealand. Also N Atlantic, Indian, W and central Pacific, including the Tasman Sea KACFMAn
Width 20mm, Height 15mm, Marine, Endemic
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFMAnE.
(A. Adams in Reeve, 1853)
A. Adams in Reeve, 1853, =Semele brambleyae
Powell, 1967 (Single New Zealand specimen presumably introduced)
Width 32mm, Height 31mm, Marine, Introduced, Known from a single specimen, presumably introduced
North Island AI.
=Theora (Endopleura) lubrica
Gould, 1861 accepted, alternate representation
Width 9mm, Height 6mm, Marine, Introduced, Colour whitish, almost transparent
North Island and upper South Island to Christchurch, NZ. An introduced species ACI.