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Trawled West Norfolk Ridge, 850-900 metres, NZ. 11mm
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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
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Parvamussium retiolum Dijkstra, 1995

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Pectinida (Order) > Pectinoidea (Superfamily) > Propeamussiidae (Family) > Parvamussium (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Height 13mm
Synonyms:(=retiaculum Dijkstra & Marshall)
Distribution:West Norfolk Ridge, Kermadec Ridge, Three Kings Rise, and northern New Zealand, 316-1000 metres. Also Chesterfield Reefs (Coral Sea), New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, and Vanuatu
Geographical Range:[K.AC]
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.10)
  • Dijkstra, H., Marshall, B.A. 1997: Pectinoidea (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae: Pectinidae) of Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and the Kermadec Islands, Molluscan Research, 18 (p.81)

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

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