Story: Shellfish

Edible bivalves

Edible bivalves

Many of New Zealand’s favourite shellfish are bivalves – shellfish with two hinged shells. Included in this poster are (left to right) cockles, green-lipped mussels, queen scallops, rock oysters and New Zealand scallops.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-SEAFOOD-1991-01-front

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Bivalve molluscs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006