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Species List for Family: Limidae
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  • Family: Limidae

  • Acesta maui B.A. Marshall, 2001
    Width 90mm, Height 130mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Cook Strait, Chatham Rise, Campbell Rise, Papanui Canyon. Off Auckland Islands
    CMAnE.
  • Acesta saginata B.A. Marshall, 2001
    Width 70mm, Height 95mm
    Marine
    Off Kermadec Islands and Three Kings Islands. Trawled around 1000-1400 metres
    KA
  • Divarilima sydneyensis (Hedley, 1904)
    Width 5.5mm, Height 7mm
    Marine
    Off Three Kings Islands to Northland east coast. Under stones from low tide
    KA
  • Escalima regularis Powell, 1955
    Width 8mm, Height 10mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands to Snares, Auckland and Chatham Islands. Chatham Rise
    ACFMAnE.
  • Lima zealandica G.B. Sowerby III, 1877
    Width 58mm, Height 85mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Lower South Island. Stewart and Chatham Islands. Dredged from shallow water to around 130 metres
    FMAnE.
  • Limaria orientalis (Adams & Reeve, 1850)
    Length 36mm, Width 24mm
    File Shell, Marine
    North Island and northern South Island. Also Japan and South Australia. Under stones from low tide
    AC
  • Limatula acherontis C.A. Fleming, 1978
    Marine, Endemic
    Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
    KE.
  • Limatula aupouria Powell, 1937
    Width 1.6mm, Height 2.4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, trawled 260 metres
    AE.
  • Limatula delli C.A. Fleming, 1978
    Height 11mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, trawled 800 metres
    AE.
  • Limatula insularis W.R.B. Oliver, 1915
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands
    KE.
  • Limatula maoria Finlay, 1926
    Width 17mm, Height 33mm
    File Shell, Marine, Endemic, Sculptured with low crisp radial ribs, well developed over the central area but obsolete at the sides, crossed by dense concentric growth lines
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Shallow water to over 500 metres
    ACFME.
  • Limatula oliveri Powell, 1958
    Marine
    Kermadec Islands
    K
  • Limatula powelli C.A. Fleming, 1978
    Height 15mm
    Marine
    Off Three Kings Islands 622 metres. Off Antipodes and Bounty Islands. Also New South Wales and South Australia
    KAAn
  • Limatula raoulica C.A. Fleming, 1978
    Length 5mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    NW of Fleetwood Bluff, Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
    KE.
  • Limatula spinulosa C.A. Fleming, 1978
    Length 8.7mm, Width 5.8mm
    Marine
    E of Norfolk Islands
    K
  • Limatula suteri (Dall, 1908)
    Width 6mm, Height 11mm
    Marine, Endemic, Smaller and narrower than maoria. Radial ribs fewer, and grouped posterior to the median ridge
    North, South and Stewart Islands. Chatham Rise and off Snares Islands
    ACFMAnE.
  • Limatula vigilis C.A. Fleming, 1978
    Length 7.5mm, Width 4.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, North, South, Stewart, Snares and Auckland Islands
    ACFAnE.
  • Limea pygmaea (Philippi, 1845)
    Width 10mm, Height 12mm
    Marine
    Off Macquarie Island 69 metres, Also Magellan Strait to Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica, Kerguelen Islands
    An
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