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Shellfish classes

Shellfish classes

The diagram shows the main classes of shellfish (found both in New Zealand and worldwide), and the easily identifiable features of each class.

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Source: Margaret S. Morley, A photographic guide to seashells in New Zealand. Auckland: New Holland, 2004

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - The mollusc family', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 March 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006