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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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PIPI

(Paphies australe).

This fish has the common, white, elongated shell with the apex at the middle. It is abundant in sandy and silty mud in estuaries and harbours. It was a favourite food of the old-time Maoris.

by Arthur William Baden Powell, Assistant Director, Auckland Institute and Museum.

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Arthur William Baden Powell, Assistant Director, Auckland Institute and Museum.

Last updated 22-Apr-09