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Taxonomy
Family:
MALLETIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Protobranchia (Subclass)
> Nuculanida (Order)
> Nuculanoidea (Superfamily)
> Malletiidae (Family)
> Malletia (Genus)
> aoteana (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Neilo (Pseudomalletia) P. Fischer, 1886
=Pseudomalletia P. Fischer, 1886
Synonymised Names:
=Neilo (Pseudomalletia) aoteana B.A. Marshall, 1978 (original combination)
=Neilo aoteana B.A. Marshall, 1978
=Pseudomalletia aoteana (B.A. Marshall, 1978)
Species Images: Malletia aoteana (B.A. Marshall, 1978)
Holotype of Neilo (Pseudomalletia) aoteana B. Marshall, 1978, collected 18 Mar 1976, SW of Kaikoura Peninsula, upper Kaikoura Canyon, NZ (M.058366). 14mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Holotype of Neilo (Pseudomalletia) aoteana B. Marshall, 1978, collected 18 Mar 1976, SW of Kaikoura Peninsula, upper Kaikoura Canyon, NZ (M.058366). 14mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Taxonomy
Family:
MALLETIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Protobranchia (Subclass)
> Nuculanida (Order)
> Nuculanoidea (Superfamily)
> Malletiidae (Family)
> Malletia (Genus)
> aoteana (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Neilo (Pseudomalletia) P. Fischer, 1886
=Pseudomalletia P. Fischer, 1886
Synonymised Names:
=Neilo (Pseudomalletia) aoteana B.A. Marshall, 1978 (original combination)
=Neilo aoteana B.A. Marshall, 1978
=Pseudomalletia aoteana (B.A. Marshall, 1978)
Details: Malletia aoteana (B.A. Marshall, 1978)
Size/Grows to:
Length 14mm, Height 8.5mm
Distribution:
East Cape to Banks Peninsula, in mud 640-1097 metres
Geographical Range:
CE.
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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