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Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
PECTINIDAE: PALLIOLINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Pectinida (Order)
> Pectinoidea (Superfamily)
> Pectinidae (Family)
> Palliolinae (Subfamily)
> Mesopeplum (Genus)
> convexum (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Dendopecten Hertlein, 1936
=Mesopeplum (Borehamia) Beu, 1978 accepted, alternate representation
=Mesopeplum (Mesopeplum) Iredale, 1929 accepted, alternate representation
Synonymised Names:
=Pallium convexum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
=Pallium kapitiensis Mestayer, 1929
=Pecten (Dentipecten) vellicatus Hutton, 1873
=Pecten convexus Quoy & Gaimard, 1835
=Pecten roseopunctatus Reeve, 1853
Species Images: Mesopeplum convexum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
Living in Scallop Beds, Bay of Plenty. 41mm
Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
PECTINIDAE: PALLIOLINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Pectinida (Order)
> Pectinoidea (Superfamily)
> Pectinidae (Family)
> Palliolinae (Subfamily)
> Mesopeplum (Genus)
> convexum (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Dendopecten Hertlein, 1936
=Mesopeplum (Borehamia) Beu, 1978 accepted, alternate representation
=Mesopeplum (Mesopeplum) Iredale, 1929 accepted, alternate representation
Synonymised Names:
=Pallium convexum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
=Pallium kapitiensis Mestayer, 1929
=Pecten (Dentipecten) vellicatus Hutton, 1873
=Pecten convexus Quoy & Gaimard, 1835
=Pecten roseopunctatus Reeve, 1853
Details: Mesopeplum convexum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
Size/Grows to:
Width 55mm, Height 50mm
Distribution:
Three Kings Islands, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Dredged to over 250 metes
Geographical Range:
ACFME.
Notes:
Marine, Endemic
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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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