tuatua


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tuatua

(ˈtuːɑːˌtuːɑː)
n, pl tuatua
(Animals) an edible marine bivalve, Paphies subtriangulata, of New Zealand waters
[Māori]
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"The Hauraki Gulf was once home to abundant green-lipped mussels, horse mussels, cockles, pipi, tuatua and other native shellfish that formed expansive reefs and beds.
Larval shell development of the northern tuatua, Paphies subtriangulata (Bivalvia.
(4.) In Maori, the words were expressed: "Ko te Atua te tuatahi, ko te Kuini te tuatua, ko te Kawana te tuatoru.
donacina (Spengler, 1793) (both tuatua); As, Austrovenus stutchburyi (Wood, 1828) (tuangi).
People gain tuatua (energy, strength) from their food.
The reproductive cycle of the tuatua Paphies subtriangulata (Wood, 1828), in New Zealand.
KUHLKEN, Robert 1994 'Tuatua ni Nakauvadra: A Fijian Irrigated Taro Agrosystem', in Geraughty, Paul, John Morrison and Linda Crowl (eds.) Science of Pacific Islands Peoples Volume 2, 'Land Use and Agriculture.' Suva, Institute of Pacific Studies, University of South Pacific.