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Taxonomy
Family:
NUCULIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Protobranchia (Subclass)
> Nuculida (Order)
> Nuculoidea (Superfamily)
> Nuculidae (Family)
> Varinucula (Genus)
> gallinacea (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Nucula (Varinucula) Maxwell, 1988 accepted, alternate representation
Synonymised Names:
=Nucula (Varinucula) gallinacea Finlay, 1930
=Nucula gallinacea Finlay, 1930 (original combination)
Species Images: Varinucula gallinacea (Finlay, 1930)
MA70553. Holotype. Off Hen and Chickens Islands, Northland. © Auckland Museum (CC-BY)
Taxonomy
Family:
NUCULIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Protobranchia (Subclass)
> Nuculida (Order)
> Nuculoidea (Superfamily)
> Nuculidae (Family)
> Varinucula (Genus)
> gallinacea (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Nucula (Varinucula) Maxwell, 1988 accepted, alternate representation
Synonymised Names:
=Nucula (Varinucula) gallinacea Finlay, 1930
=Nucula gallinacea Finlay, 1930 (original combination)
Details: Varinucula gallinacea (Finlay, 1930)
Size/Grows to:
Height 8.7mm, Width 9.8mm, Thickness 4mm
Distribution:
North, South and Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:
ACFME.
Notes:
Marine, Endemic
Distribution Map
 
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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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