The offspring of Kaukau and Te Arawaru were the cockles and other mollusks, which were placed in the care of Hine-one. All shellfish are termed Te Whanau a te Te Arawaru, "The Offspring of Te Arawaru," and are divided into many families.
- Best, Elsdon. (1924). The Maori. Wellington: Harry H. Tombs, p. 155.