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Taxonomy
Family:
MARGARITIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Ostreida (Order)
> Pterioidea (Superfamily)
> Margaritidae (Family)
> Pinctada (Genus)
> maculata (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Avicula (Meleagrina) Lamarck, 1819
=Margarita Leach, 1814
=Margaritifera Jameson, 1901
=Margaritiphora Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811
=Meleagrina Lamarck, 1819
=Perlamater Schumacher, 1817
=Pintadina Gray, 1834
=Pteria (Margaritifera) Jameson, 1901
=Unionium Link, 1807
Synonymised Names:
=Avicula maculata Gould, 1850
=Avicula muricata Reeve, 1857
=Avicula pica Gould, 1852
=Pteria (Margaritifera) mauritii Jameson, 1901
=Pteria (Margaritifera) nataliensis Jameson, 1901
=Pteria (Margaritifera) panasesae Jameson, 1901
=Pteria (Margaritifera) pitcairnensis Jameson, 1901
Species Images: Pinctada maculata (Gould, 1850)
Washed up on Henderson Bay, Far North, ~2012. 49mm
Taxonomy
Family:
MARGARITIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Ostreida (Order)
> Pterioidea (Superfamily)
> Margaritidae (Family)
> Pinctada (Genus)
> maculata (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Avicula (Meleagrina) Lamarck, 1819
=Margarita Leach, 1814
=Margaritifera Jameson, 1901
=Margaritiphora Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811
=Meleagrina Lamarck, 1819
=Perlamater Schumacher, 1817
=Pintadina Gray, 1834
=Pteria (Margaritifera) Jameson, 1901
=Unionium Link, 1807
Synonymised Names:
=Avicula maculata Gould, 1850
=Avicula muricata Reeve, 1857
=Avicula pica Gould, 1852
=Pteria (Margaritifera) mauritii Jameson, 1901
=Pteria (Margaritifera) nataliensis Jameson, 1901
=Pteria (Margaritifera) panasesae Jameson, 1901
=Pteria (Margaritifera) pitcairnensis Jameson, 1901
Details: Pinctada maculata (Gould, 1850)
Distribution:
Kermadec Islands. Also occasional occurrences in the Far North washed up on beaches
Geographical Range:
KA
Notes:
Marine
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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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