NZ Mollusca

Benthocardiella rakiura Powell, 1939

Benthocardiella rakiura
MA71543. Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island © Auckland Museum CC BY
Classification: Mollusca - Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Carditida - Condylocardiidae: Condylocardiinae - Benthocardiella
Family: CONDYLOCARDIIDAE: CONDYLOCARDIINAE
Size/Grows to: Width 1.2mm, Height 1.2mm
Distribution: Stewart Island. In shell sand [F.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Bathing Beach, Stewart Island, NZ
  • Old Neck Beach, Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island, NZ, (paratype)
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.410)

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