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Mytilidae: Bathymodiolinae

  • Adipicola osseocola (Dell, 1987)
    Length 24mm, Height 10mm, Marine, Endemic
    North of Chatham Islands. On whale skull 880-882 metres ME.
  • Bathymodiolus manusensis Hashimoto & Furuta, 2007
    Vent Mussel. Marine
    Kermadec Ridge, SSW of Tonga, Monowai Caldera, 1143 metres K
  • Gigantidas gladius Marshall, 2003
    Length 316mm, Height 54mm, Giant Vent Mussel. Marine, Endemic
    Submarine volcanoes, Southern Kermadec Ridge, 216-755 metres KE.
  • Gigantidas tangaroa (Cosel & Marshall, 2003)
    Length 200mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off SE North Island, from active submarine volcanoes around 920-1205 metres. Off Cape Turnagain CE.
  • Terua arcuatilis (Dell, 1995)
    Length 30mm, Height 8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Rise and Challenger Plateau. On whale bone from 550-1100 metres CME.
  • Vulcanidas insolatus Marshall, 2010
    Length 178mm, Width 92mm, Marine, Endemic. Near active volcanic venting sites
    Kermadec Ridge. Macauley Caldera and Giggenback volcano, 140-504 metres KE.
Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil