NZ Mollusca

Anisodonta (Tahunanuia) alata (Powell, 1952)

Anisodonta alata
Holotype, collected on Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, NZ (MA71184), 10mm © Auckland Museum CC BY
Classification: Mollusca - Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Sportellidae - Anisodonta (Tahunanuia)
Family: SPORTELLIDAE
Size/Grows to: Width 10mm, Height 5.5mm
Distribution: North and South Islands [A.C.F.M.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Off Cuvier Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Taranaki Bight, NZ
  • Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, NZ, (holotype)
  • Otago Peninsula, NZ
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.405)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1952: New Zealand Molluscan Systematics with Descriptions of New Species: Part 1, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 4(3) (p.170)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.