Species List for Family: Veneridae
Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euhetrodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Venerida (Order) > Veneroidea (Superfamily) > Veneridae
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Width 45mm, Height 40mm, Marine, Endemic, Chevron pattern
North Island ACE.
(Broderip in Broderip & G.B. Sowerby, 1835)
Length 66mm, Height 50mm, Marine, Endemic, Coarse ridges, and rust on surface
North and South Island. From low tide to about 120 metres ACFE.
Width 60mm, Height 54mm, Cockle, Marine, Endemic
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFMAnE.
Bassina (Callanaitis) yatei
Width 55mm, Height 42mm, Frilled Venus Shell, Marine, Endemic
North, South and Stewart Island ACFE.
Width 50mm, Height 40mm, Marine, Endemic
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFME.
Length 33mm, Height 28mm, Marine, Endemic
Off Otago and Chatham Islands FME.
Width 40mm, Height 32mm, Marine, Endemic
Off Macquarie Island AnE.
Width 58mm, Height 52mm, Marine, Endemic
South Island, off Taiaroa Head, Otago. Snares and Auckland Islands. Dredged around 90-100 metres FAnE.
Width 48mm, Height 42mm, Marine, Endemic, Finer sculpture than T. sphaericula
, and less inflated
Auckland Islands AnE.
Width 36mm, Height 35mm, Marine, Endemic, Coarse concentric ridges. Bluntly rounded beaks, very thick and solid
Auckland Islands, dredged 15-65 metres AnE.
Width 27mm, Height 22mm, Marine, Common on sandy beaches. Highly variable patterns, usually zigzags or streaks
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFM
Dosinia (Fallartemis) lambata
Width 32mm, Height 28mm, Marine, Endemic, Very fine smooth sculpture. Found on sheltered sandy beaches
North Island and northern part of South Island ACFE.
Dosinia (Kereia) greyi
Width 50mm, Height 46mm, Marine, Endemic, Coarse sculpture
North Island and northern part of South Island. Dredged in soft mud around 10-15 metres ACE.
Width 19mm, Height 15mm, Marine, Endemic
Three Kings Islands. Far North and Northland east coast. In beach drift AE.
Irus (Notirus) reflexus
Length 31mm, Height 24mm, Marine, Endemic
North, South Stewart and Chatham Islands. In holes in soft rock ACFME.
Irus (Notopaphia) elegans
Width 46mm, Height 28mm, Marine, Endemic, Burrows in soft rock
North and South Island ACFE.