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Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Autobranchia (Subclass) > Heteroconchia (Infraclass) > Euhetrodonta (Subterclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Venerida (Order) > Veneroidea (Superfamily) > Veneridae (Family) > Tawera (Genus)
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  • Genus: Tawera

  • Tawera marionae Finlay, 1928
    Length 33mm, Height 28mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Otago and Chatham Islands
    FME.
  • Tawera mawsoni (Hedley, 1916)
    Width 40mm, Height 32mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Macquarie Island
    AnE.
  • Tawera phenax (Finlay, 1930)
    Width 58mm, Height 52mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island, off Taiaroa Head, Otago. Snares and Auckland Islands. Dredged around 90-100 metres
    FAnE.
  • Tawera rosa Powell, 1955
    Width 48mm, Height 42mm
    Marine, Endemic, Finer sculpture than T. sphaericula, and less inflated
    Auckland Islands
    AnE.
  • Tawera sphaericula (Deshayes, 1853)
    Width 36mm, Height 35mm
    Marine, Endemic, Coarse concentric ridges. Bluntly rounded beaks, very thick and solid
    Auckland Islands, dredged 15-65 metres
    AnE.
  • Tawera spissa (Deshayes, 1835)
    Width 27mm, Height 22mm
    Marine, Common on sandy beaches. Highly variable patterns, usually zigzags or streaks
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
    ACFM
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