Species Images
On deep sea cable, approx. 1100 metres, W of New Plymouth. 16mm
Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Delectopecten fosterianus (Powell, 1933)

Classification:Bivalvia - Autobranchia - Pectinida
Family:PECTINIDAE: CAMPTONECTINAE
Size/Grows to:Width 18mm, Height 19mm
Distribution:North and South Island, and Chatham Rise. Trawled from 350-1550 metres
Geographical Range:ACFM
References and Publications:
  • Dijkstra, H., Marshall, B.A. 2008: The Recent Pectinoidea of the New Zealand region (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae, Pectinidae and Spondylidae), Molluscan Research, 28 (p.49)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.379)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1934: Two new Molluscs of the Pectinidae from 600-700 Fathoms, Four Hundred Miles West of New Plymouth, Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 63 (p.370)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.

*2 © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND