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Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
MACTRIDAE: RESANIINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Autobranchia (Subclass)
> Heteroconchia (Infraclass)
> Euhetrodonta (Subterclass)
> Imparidentia (Superorder)
> Venerida (Order)
> Mactroidea (Superfamily)
> Mactridae (Family)
> Resaniinae (Subfamily)
> Zenatia (Genus)
> acinaces (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Zenatia (Zenatia) Gray, 1853 accepted, alternate representation
Synonymised Names:
=Vanganella taylorii Gray, 1853
Species Images: Zenatia acinaces (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
Uncommon on sandy beaches. 58mm
Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
MACTRIDAE: RESANIINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Autobranchia (Subclass)
> Heteroconchia (Infraclass)
> Euhetrodonta (Subterclass)
> Imparidentia (Superorder)
> Venerida (Order)
> Mactroidea (Superfamily)
> Mactridae (Family)
> Resaniinae (Subfamily)
> Zenatia (Genus)
> acinaces (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Zenatia (Zenatia) Gray, 1853 accepted, alternate representation
Synonymised Names:
=Vanganella taylorii Gray, 1853
Details: Zenatia acinaces (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
Size/Grows to:
Length 100mm, Height 46mm
Distribution:
North and South Islands. Off sandy beaches in shallow water to about 50 metres
Geographical Range:
ACFE.
Notes:
Scimitar Mactra, 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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