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Species List for Genus: Parvamussium
Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Pectinida (Order) > Pectinoidea (Superfamily) > Propeamussiidae (Family) > Parvamussium (Genus)
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  • Genus: Parvamussium

  • Parvamussium maorium (Dell, 1956)
    Width 12mm, Height 13mm, Marine, Endemic
    North and South Island, Chatham Rise. Trawled 168 to over 1300 metres ACFMAnE.
  • Parvamussium cancellorum Dijkstra & Marshall, 2008
    Length 7mm, Marine, Endemic
    Norfolk Ridge, 442-774 metres AE.
  • Parvamussium retiolum Dijkstra, 1995
    (=retiaculum Dijkstra & Marshall)
    Height 13mm, Marine
    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 KAC
  • Parvamussium vesiculatum Dijkstra, 1995
    Height 7.6mm, Marine
    West Norfolk Ridge, southern Kermadec Ridge, and northern New Zealand, 205-805 metres. Also Eastern Indonesia, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Norfolk Ridge, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu KA
  • Parvamussium squalidulum Dijkstra, 1995
    Height 7.8mm, Marine
    Kermadec Islands, 146-610 metres. Also Coral Sea, Loyalty Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna K
  • Parvamussium cristatellum (Dautzenberg & Bavay, 1912)
    SE Africa, Indonesia, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Lord Howe Rise, and Kermadec Ridge K
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 approximation 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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