Species List for Family: Mesodesmatidae
Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euhetrodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Venerida (Order) > Mactroidea (Superfamily) > Mesodesmatidae
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Length 80mm, Width 50mm, Pipi, Marine, Endemic
North, South, Stewart Chatham and Auckland Islands. Buried in silty sand in sheltered areas ACFMAnE.
Paphies (Taria) donacina
Width 127mm, Height 98mm, Southern Tuatua, Marine, Endemic
Lower North Island, South and Stewart Islands. More common in south CFE.
Paphies (Taria) subtriangulata
(Gray in Wood, 1828)
of authors not Marwick)
Width 85mm, Height 60mm, Tuatua, Marine, Endemic
North, upper South Island and Chatham Islands ACFME.