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Semele vestalis (A. Adams in Reeve, 1853)Species Images
Holotype of Semele brambleyae Powell, 1967, collected Orua Bay, Manukau Harbour, Auckland, NZ (MA71299). Width 32mm. © Auckland Museum (CC-BY)
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Taxonomy: Semele vestalis (A. Adams in Reeve, 1853)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Autobranchia (Subclass) > Heteroconchia (Infraclass) > Euhetrodonta (Subterclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Cardiida (Order) > Tellinoidea (Superfamily) > Semelidae (Family) > Semele (Genus) > vestalis (Species)
Family:
SEMELIDAE
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Genus Synonyms:
=Amphidesma Lamarck, 1818
=Semele (Amphidesma) Lamarck, 1818 accepted, alternate representation
=Semele (Elegantula) de de Gregorio, 1885 accepted, alternate representation
=Semele (Semele) Schumacher, 1817 accepted, alternate representation
Synonymised Names:
=Amphidesma vestalis A. Adams in Reeve, 1853
=Semele brambleyae Powell, 1967 (Single New Zealand specimen presumably introduced)
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Details: Semele vestalis (A. Adams in Reeve, 1853)
Size/Grows to:
Width 32mm, Height 31mm
Distribution:
North Island
Geographical Range:
AI.
Notes:
Marine, Introduced, Known from a single specimen, presumably introduced
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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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