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Taxonomy
Family:
LIMIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Limida (Order)
> Limoidea (Superfamily)
> Limidae (Family)
> Acesta (Genus)
> saginata (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Acesta (Acesta) H. & A. Adams, 1858 accepted, alternate representation
=Acesta (Callolima) Bartsch, 1913 accepted, alternate representation
=Acesta (Plicacesta) H.E. Vokes, 1963 accepted, alternate representation
=Lima (Acesta) H. & A. Adams, 1858
=Lima (Plicacesta) H.E. Vokes, 1963
=Plicacesta H.E. Vokes, 1963
Images: Acesta saginata B.A. Marshall, 2001
Holotype, collected 23 Apr 1990, off Curtis Island, S Kermadec Ridge, NZ (M.272523). 70mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Paratype, collected 19 Jan 1999, SE of Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, NZ. (M.147329). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Paratype, collected 19 Jan 1999, SE of Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, NZ. (M.147329). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Taxonomy
Family:
LIMIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Limida (Order)
> Limoidea (Superfamily)
> Limidae (Family)
> Acesta (Genus)
> saginata (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Acesta (Acesta) H. & A. Adams, 1858 accepted, alternate representation
=Acesta (Callolima) Bartsch, 1913 accepted, alternate representation
=Acesta (Plicacesta) H.E. Vokes, 1963 accepted, alternate representation
=Lima (Acesta) H. & A. Adams, 1858
=Lima (Plicacesta) H.E. Vokes, 1963
=Plicacesta H.E. Vokes, 1963
Details: Acesta saginata B.A. Marshall, 2001
Size/Grows to:
Width 70mm, Height 95mm
Distribution:
Off Kermadec Islands and Three Kings Islands. Trawled around 1000-1400 metres
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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