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Taxonomy
Family:
MESODESMATIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Autobranchia (Subclass)
> Heteroconchia (Infraclass)
> Euhetrodonta (Subterclass)
> Imparidentia (Superorder)
> Venerida (Order)
> Mactroidea (Superfamily)
> Mesodesmatidae (Family)
> Paphies (Genus)
> ventricosa (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Amesodesma Iredale, 1930
=Amphidesma (Paphies) Lesson, 1831
=Amphidesma (Taria) A. Adams, 1853
=Machaena Gray, 1843
=Paphies (Paphies) Lesson, 1831
=Paphies (Taria) Gray, 1853
=Taria Gray, 1853
Synonymised Names:
=Mesodesma ventricosa Gray, 1843
=Paphies (Taria) ventricosa (Gray, 1843)
Species Images: Paphies ventricosa (Gray, 1843)
Washed up, west coast Northland, NZ. 80mm
Taxonomy
Family:
MESODESMATIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Autobranchia (Subclass)
> Heteroconchia (Infraclass)
> Euhetrodonta (Subterclass)
> Imparidentia (Superorder)
> Venerida (Order)
> Mactroidea (Superfamily)
> Mesodesmatidae (Family)
> Paphies (Genus)
> ventricosa (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Amesodesma Iredale, 1930
=Amphidesma (Paphies) Lesson, 1831
=Amphidesma (Taria) A. Adams, 1853
=Machaena Gray, 1843
=Paphies (Paphies) Lesson, 1831
=Paphies (Taria) Gray, 1853
=Taria Gray, 1853
Synonymised Names:
=Mesodesma ventricosa Gray, 1843
=Paphies (Taria) ventricosa (Gray, 1843)
Details: Paphies ventricosa (Gray, 1843)
Size/Grows to:
Length 149mm, Height 91mm
Distribution:
North and South Islands
Geographical Range:
ACFE.
Notes:
Toheroa, 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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