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Taxonomy
Family:
HYRIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Palaeoheterodonta (Subclass)
> Unionoida (Order)
> Hyrioidea (Superfamily)
> Hyriidae (Family)
> Echyridella (Genus)
> menziesii (Species)
Synonymised Names:
=Diplodon (Hyridella) menziesi (Gray, 1843)
=Diplodon (Hyridella) menziesi rugulosus Simpson, 1914
=Diplodon menziesii (Gray, 1843)
=Diplodon menziesii acuta Suter, 1907
=Hyridella menziesi (Gray, 1843)
=Unio hochstetteri Dunker, 1862
=Unio lutulentis Gould, 1850
=Unio menziesii Gray, 1843
=Unio waikarensis Colenso, 1844
=Unis depauperata Hutton, 1883
=Unis rugatus Hutton, 1883
Images: Echyridella menziesii (Gray, 1843)
The common Freshwater Mussel. Lake Waahi, Huntly, NZ. 82mm
Lectotype of Diplodon menziesii acuta, collected Lake Omapere, New Zealand. (M.125074). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Lectotype of Unio waikarensis, collected 1841, Lake Waikaremoana, NZ. (M.000331). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Taxonomy
Family:
HYRIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Palaeoheterodonta (Subclass)
> Unionoida (Order)
> Hyrioidea (Superfamily)
> Hyriidae (Family)
> Echyridella (Genus)
> menziesii (Species)
Synonymised Names:
=Diplodon (Hyridella) menziesi (Gray, 1843)
=Diplodon (Hyridella) menziesi rugulosus Simpson, 1914
=Diplodon menziesii (Gray, 1843)
=Diplodon menziesii acuta Suter, 1907
=Hyridella menziesi (Gray, 1843)
=Unio hochstetteri Dunker, 1862
=Unio lutulentis Gould, 1850
=Unio menziesii Gray, 1843
=Unio waikarensis Colenso, 1844
=Unis depauperata Hutton, 1883
=Unis rugatus Hutton, 1883
Details: Echyridella menziesii (Gray, 1843)
Distribution:
North and South Island
Geographical Range:
Fw.N.S.E.
Notes:
Freshwater Mussel, Freshwater, 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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