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  • Subfamily: 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)
    =Amphidesma vestalis 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 lubrica Gould, 1861
    =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.
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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