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Taxonomy
Family:
PTERIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Ostreida (Order)
> Pterioidea (Superfamily)
> Pteriidae (Family)
> Pteria (Genus)
> levitata (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Austropteria Iredale, 1939
=Avicula Bruguière, 1792
=Electroma (Pterelectroma) Iredale, 1939
=Magnavicula Iredale, 1939
Synonymised Names:
=Austropteria levitata Iredale, 1939
=Pteria avicular Brook & Marshall not Holten
Species Images: Pteria levitata (Iredale, 1939)
Middle Arch, approx. 8 metres, Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ. ~70mm. Reproduced courtesy of seacologynz.com
Middle Arch, approx. 8 metres, Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ. ~70mm. Reproduced courtesy of seacologynz.com
Taxonomy
Family:
PTERIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Ostreida (Order)
> Pterioidea (Superfamily)
> Pteriidae (Family)
> Pteria (Genus)
> levitata (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Austropteria Iredale, 1939
=Avicula Bruguière, 1792
=Electroma (Pterelectroma) Iredale, 1939
=Magnavicula Iredale, 1939
Synonymised Names:
=Austropteria levitata Iredale, 1939
=Pteria avicular Brook & Marshall not Holten
Details: Pteria levitata (Iredale, 1939)
Size/Grows to:
Length 60mm, Height 17mm
Distribution:
North Island. Off Poor Knights Islands in about 150 feet, on antipatharian coral. Also Queensland, Australia
Geographical Range:
KA
Notes:
Marine
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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
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