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Taxonomy
Family:
VULSELLIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Ostreida (Order)
> Pterioidea (Superfamily)
> Vulsellidae (Family)
> Electroma (Genus)
> papilionacea (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Electroma (Electroma) Stoliczka, 1871 accepted, alternate representation
Synonymised Names:
=Avicula georgiana Quoy & Gaimard, 1835
=Avicula hyalina Dunker, 1852
=Avicula papilionacea Lamarck, 1819
=Avicula punctulata Reeve, 1857
=Avicula scalpta Reeve, 1857
=Avicula virens Lamarck, 1819
=Electroma virens (Lamarck, 1819)
Species Images: Electroma papilionacea (Lamarck, 1819)
Attached to boat hull originally from Sydney, Australia, and washed up at Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
Attached to boat hull originally from Sydney, Australia, and washed up at Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
Taxonomy
Family:
VULSELLIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Pteriomorphia (Subclass)
> Ostreida (Order)
> Pterioidea (Superfamily)
> Vulsellidae (Family)
> Electroma (Genus)
> papilionacea (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Electroma (Electroma) Stoliczka, 1871 accepted, alternate representation
Synonymised Names:
=Avicula georgiana Quoy & Gaimard, 1835
=Avicula hyalina Dunker, 1852
=Avicula papilionacea Lamarck, 1819
=Avicula punctulata Reeve, 1857
=Avicula scalpta Reeve, 1857
=Avicula virens Lamarck, 1819
=Electroma virens (Lamarck, 1819)
Details: Electroma papilionacea (Lamarck, 1819)
Size/Grows to:
40mm
Distribution:
Southern Australia, 1-30 metres. Occasional washups on northern NZ beaches
Geographical Range:
AI.
Notes:
Little Wing Pearl Shell, Marine, Introduced
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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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