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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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TRIANGLE SHELL

(Spisula aeqilateralis). This shellfish grows to about 2 in. in diameter. Four of these shells placed tops to the centre make a perfect circle. It is washed ashore in great abundance on our ocean beaches, particularly from Waikanae to Wanganui.

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