World Animal Health in 2002. Part 1. Reports on the animal health status and disease control methods. Page 248 (7).
Perkinsus olseni occurs in wild populations of New Zealand cockles, Austrovenus stutchburyi (family Veneridae), and two other bivalve species, Macomona liliana (family Tellinidae) and Barbatia novae-zelandiae (family Arcidae). These mollusc species occur widely around the coast of New Zealand.