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Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
CARDITIDAE: CARDITINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Heterodonta (Subclass)
> Archiheterodonta (Infraclass)
> Carditida (Order)
> Carditoidea (Superfamily)
> Carditidae (Family)
> Carditinae (Subfamily)
> Cardita (Genus)
> distorta (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Cardita (Mytilicardia) Herrmannsen, 1847
=Jesonia Gray, 1847
=Mytilicardia Herrmannsen, 1847
=Mytilicardita Anton, 1838
Synonymised Names:
=Cardita aoteana Finlay, 1926
Species Images: Cardita distorta Reeve, 1843
Under rocks, below low tide, Mathesons Bay, Leigh, Northland, NZ. 20mm
Under rocks, at extreme low tide, Cissy Bay, Marlborough, NZ. 25-30mm
Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
CARDITIDAE: CARDITINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Bivalvia (Class)
> Heterodonta (Subclass)
> Archiheterodonta (Infraclass)
> Carditida (Order)
> Carditoidea (Superfamily)
> Carditidae (Family)
> Carditinae (Subfamily)
> Cardita (Genus)
> distorta (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Cardita (Mytilicardia) Herrmannsen, 1847
=Jesonia Gray, 1847
=Mytilicardia Herrmannsen, 1847
=Mytilicardita Anton, 1838
Synonymised Names:
=Cardita aoteana Finlay, 1926
Details: Cardita distorta Reeve, 1843
Size/Grows to:
Length 32mm, Width 21mm
Distribution:
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. From low tide to about 180 metres
Geographical Range:
ACFMAnE.
Notes:
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 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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