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Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
CARDIIDAE: LAEVICARDIINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Autobranchia (Subclass)
> Heteroconchia (Infraclass)
> Euhetrodonta (Subterclass)
> Imparidentia (Superorder)
> Cardiida (Order)
> Cardioidea (Superfamily)
> Cardiidae (Family)
> Laevicardiinae (Subfamily)
> Nemocardium (Genus)
> enigmaticum (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Cardium (Nemocardium) Meek, 1876
=Nemocardium (Nemocardium) Meek, 1876
=Nemocardium (Varicardium) Marwick, 1944
=Varicardium Marwick, 1944
Synonymised Names:
=Nemocardium probatum Powell not Iredale
=Nemocardium bechei of authors not Reeve
Species Images: Nemocardium enigmaticum ter Poorten, 2013
Holotype, collected 24 Aug 1972, off Hutchinson Bluff, Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands (M.222017). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
CARDIIDAE: LAEVICARDIINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Autobranchia (Subclass)
> Heteroconchia (Infraclass)
> Euhetrodonta (Subterclass)
> Imparidentia (Superorder)
> Cardiida (Order)
> Cardioidea (Superfamily)
> Cardiidae (Family)
> Laevicardiinae (Subfamily)
> Nemocardium (Genus)
> enigmaticum (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Cardium (Nemocardium) Meek, 1876
=Nemocardium (Nemocardium) Meek, 1876
=Nemocardium (Varicardium) Marwick, 1944
=Varicardium Marwick, 1944
Synonymised Names:
=Nemocardium probatum Powell not Iredale
=Nemocardium bechei of authors not Reeve
Details: Nemocardium enigmaticum ter Poorten, 2013
Size/Grows to:
Height 55-68 mm
Distribution:
Islands east of Australia: Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Ridge, Chesterfield-Bellona Plateau, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands and the Kermadec Islands
Geographical Range:
K
Notes:
Marine, Known fro 11-960 metres
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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