This table lists the common, Māori and scientific names for shellfish that were traditionally eaten by Māori. The highlighted names are those that are still collected and eaten today.
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Source: Margaret S. Morley, Seashells of New Zealand. Auckland: New Holland, 2004, and Andrew Crowe, Which seashell? Auckland: Penguin, 1999