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Taxonomy
Family:
LIMIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Limida (Order)
> Limoidea (Superfamily)
> Limidae (Family)
> Limatula (Genus)
> maoria (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Limatula (Stabilima) Iredale, 1939 accepted, alternate representation
=Stabilima Iredale, 1939
=Limatula (Limatuletta) C. A. C.A. Fleming, 1978 accepted, alternate representation
=Limatuletta C.A. Fleming, 1978
Synonymised Names:
=Limatula (Limatula) maoria Finlay, 1926
=Limatula (Stabilima) maoria Finlay, 1926 accepted, alternate representation
=Limatula maoria var. janetae R.M. Carter, 1972
Images: Limatula maoria Finlay, 1926
Houhora Harbour, Far North. 29mm
Under rocks at extreme low tide, Cissy Bay, Marlborough Sounds, NZ. ~25mm
Taxonomy
Family:
LIMIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Limida (Order)
> Limoidea (Superfamily)
> Limidae (Family)
> Limatula (Genus)
> maoria (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Limatula (Stabilima) Iredale, 1939 accepted, alternate representation
=Stabilima Iredale, 1939
=Limatula (Limatuletta) C. A. C.A. Fleming, 1978 accepted, alternate representation
=Limatuletta C.A. Fleming, 1978
Synonymised Names:
=Limatula (Limatula) maoria Finlay, 1926
=Limatula (Stabilima) maoria Finlay, 1926 accepted, alternate representation
=Limatula maoria var. janetae R.M. Carter, 1972
Details: Limatula maoria Finlay, 1926
Size/Grows to:
Height 40mm, Width 20mm
Distribution:
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Shallow water to over 500 metres
Geographical Range:
ACFME.
Notes:
File Shell, Marine, Endemic, Sculptured with low crisp radial ribs, well developed over the central area but obsolete at the sides, crossed by dense concentric growth lines
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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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