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Taxonomy
Family:
LIMIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Limida (Order)
> Limoidea (Superfamily)
> Limidae (Family)
> Limaria (Genus)
> orientalis (Species)
Synonymised Names:
=Lima marwicki Powell, 1926
=Lima orientalis Adams & Reeve, 1850
=Limaria delicatula (Iredale, 1939)
=Limaria marwicki (Powell, 1926)
=Promantellum delicatule Iredale, 1939
=Promantellum noverca Iredale, 1939
=Promantellum parafragile Iredale, 1939
Species Images: Limaria orientalis (Adams & Reeve, 1850)
Mahurangi, Auckland. Dredged in dead Scallop shells. 26mm
Found under stones below mid tide to moderate depths. 25mm
Taxonomy
Family:
LIMIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Limida (Order)
> Limoidea (Superfamily)
> Limidae (Family)
> Limaria (Genus)
> orientalis (Species)
Synonymised Names:
=Lima marwicki Powell, 1926
=Lima orientalis Adams & Reeve, 1850
=Limaria delicatula (Iredale, 1939)
=Limaria marwicki (Powell, 1926)
=Promantellum delicatule Iredale, 1939
=Promantellum noverca Iredale, 1939
=Promantellum parafragile Iredale, 1939
Details: Limaria orientalis (Adams & Reeve, 1850)
Size/Grows to:
Length 36mm, Width 24mm
Distribution:
North Island and northern South Island. Also Japan and South Australia. Under stones from low tide
Geographical Range:
AC
Notes:
File Shell, 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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