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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
L =
E =
I =

Propeamussium meridionale (E.A.Smith, 1885)

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Pectinida (Order) > Pectinoidea (Superfamily) > Propeamussiidae (Family) > Propeamussium (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Height 9mm
Distribution:Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu, Lord Howe Rise, Norfolk Ridge, West Norfolk Ridge, Kermadec Islands, Three Kings Rise, Tasman Basin, and Bounty Trough, New Zealand, living at 619-5440 metres
Geographical Range:[K.ACAn]
References and Publications:
  • Dijkstra, H., Maestrati, P. 2008: New species and new records of deep-water Pectinoidea (Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae, Entoliidae and Pectinidae) from the South Pacific, in HÉROS V., COWIE R. H. & BOUCHET P. (eds), Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 25, Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 196 (p.83)
  • Dijkstra, H., Marshall, B.A. 2008: The Recent Pectinoidea of the New Zealand region (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae, Pectinidae and Spondylidae), Molluscan Research, 28 (p.3)
  • Dijkstra, H. 1995: Bathyal Pectinoidea (Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae, Entoliidae, Pectinidae) from New Caledonia and adjacent areas. Resultats des Campagnes Musorstom volume 14, Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 167 (p.19)

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

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