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Species List for Genus: Philobrya
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Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Arcida (Order) > Limopsoidea (Superfamily) > Philobryidae (Family) > Philobrya (Genus)
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  • Genus: Philobrya

  • Philobrya acutangula (Powell, 1935)
    Width 2.8mm, Height 3.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands. Northland to Mahia
    ACE.
  • Philobrya hamiltoni (Hedley, 1916)
    Width 4.5mm, Height 6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Macquarie Island, below low tide
    AnE.
  • Philobrya meleagrina (F. Bernard, 1896)
    Width 2.5mm, Height 2.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Southern part of South Island, Stewart, Snares and Chatham Islands
    FME.
  • Philobrya modiolus Suter, 1913
    Width 3mm, Height 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham, Bounty, Snares and Antipodes Islands. Below low tide to about 90 metres
    MAnE.
  • Philobrya munita (Finlay, 1930)
    Width 3.2mm, Height 4.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to East Cape and Mahia. Under stones at low tide
    ACE.
  • Philobrya pinctada (Finlay, 1930)
    Width 4.2mm, Height 5.6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North and South Islands. Off Three Kings Islands to Otago
    ACFE.
  • Philobrya sculpturalis (Dell, 1956)
    Width 4.4mm, Height 6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago and Chatham Islands
    FME.
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