Paphies

Paphies

Paphies
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Mactroidea
Family: Mesodesmatidae
Genus: Paphies
Lesson, 1830
Species

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Paphies is a genus of large, edible, saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Mesodesmatidae. This genus is endemic to New Zealand. The species within this genus include the pipi, tuatua and toheroa.

Species

References

  • Checklist of New Zealand Mollusca
  • Powell A W B, New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1