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Paphies australis (Gmelin, 1791)Species Images
The common Pipi, found in sheltered areas
Pipi, from sheltered harbours and estuaries. 50mm
Paphies (Paphies) australis (Gmelin, 1791)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Heterodonta (Subclass) > Mactroidea (Superfamily) > Mesodesmatidae (Family) > Paphies (Genus)
Family:
MESODESMATIDAE
Size/Grows to:
Length 80mm, Width 50mm
Distribution:
North, South, Stewart Chatham and Auckland Islands. Buried in silty sand in sheltered areas
Geographical Range:
ACFMAnE.
Notes:
Pipi. Marine, Endemic
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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 approxomation 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