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Taxonomy
Family:
CUSPIDARIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Autobranchia (Subclass)
> Heteroconchia (Infraclass)
> Euhetrodonta (Subterclass)
> Anomalodesmata (Superorder)
> Cuspidarioidea (Superfamily)
> Cuspidariidae (Family)
> Plectodon (Genus)
> pruinosus (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Cuspidaria (Plectodon) Carpenter, 1864
=Leiomya (Plectodon) Carpenter, 1865
Species Images: Plectodon pruinosus B.A. Marshall, 2002
Holotype, collected 31 Jan 1981, Middlesex Bank, NW of Three Kings Islands, NZ (M.152683). 6.2mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Holotype, collected 31 Jan 1981, Middlesex Bank, NW of Three Kings Islands, NZ (M.152683). 6.2mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Taxonomy
Family:
CUSPIDARIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Autobranchia (Subclass)
> Heteroconchia (Infraclass)
> Euhetrodonta (Subterclass)
> Anomalodesmata (Superorder)
> Cuspidarioidea (Superfamily)
> Cuspidariidae (Family)
> Plectodon (Genus)
> pruinosus (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Cuspidaria (Plectodon) Carpenter, 1864
=Leiomya (Plectodon) Carpenter, 1865
Details: Plectodon pruinosus B.A. Marshall, 2002
Size/Grows to:
Length 6.2mm
Distribution:
Off Three Kings Islands and off Spirits Bay, Far North, 98-710 metres
Geographical Range:
AE.
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
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