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Taxonomy
Family:
GAIMARDIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Autobranchia (Subclass)
> Heteroconchia (Infraclass)
> Euhetrodonta (Subterclass)
> Imparidentia (Superorder)
> Gaimardioidea (Superfamily)
> Gaimardiidae (Family)
> Gaimardia (Genus)
> forsteriana aucklandica (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Gaimardia (Gaimardia) Gould, 1852 accepted, alternate representation
=Gaimardia (Neogaimardia) Odhner, 1924 accepted, alternate representation
=Gaimardia (Progaimardia) Ponder, 1971 accepted, alternate representation
=Neogaimardia Odhner, 1924
=Phaseolicama Rousseau in Hombron & Jacquinot, 1854
Synonymised Names:
=Gaimardia aucklandica Finlay, 1926
Species Images: Gaimardia forsteriana aucklandica Finlay, 1926
Holotype, collected off Auckland Islands, NZ (MA70335). 4.3mm. © Auckland Museum (CC-BY)
Holotype, collected off Auckland Islands, NZ (MA70335). 4.3mm. © Auckland Museum (CC-BY)
Taxonomy
Family:
GAIMARDIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Autobranchia (Subclass)
> Heteroconchia (Infraclass)
> Euhetrodonta (Subterclass)
> Imparidentia (Superorder)
> Gaimardioidea (Superfamily)
> Gaimardiidae (Family)
> Gaimardia (Genus)
> forsteriana aucklandica (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Gaimardia (Gaimardia) Gould, 1852 accepted, alternate representation
=Gaimardia (Neogaimardia) Odhner, 1924 accepted, alternate representation
=Gaimardia (Progaimardia) Ponder, 1971 accepted, alternate representation
=Neogaimardia Odhner, 1924
=Phaseolicama Rousseau in Hombron & Jacquinot, 1854
Synonymised Names:
=Gaimardia aucklandica Finlay, 1926
Details: Gaimardia forsteriana aucklandica Finlay, 1926
Size/Grows to:
Length 4.5mm, Height 3.3mm
Distribution:
Auckland, Antipodes and Bounty Islands. Under rocks at low tide down to about 90 metres
Geographical Range:
AnE.
Notes:
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