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

  • Catillopecten murrayi (E.A. Smith, 1885)
    Height 14.5mm, Marine
    Coral Sea and Lord Howe Rise, 2561-2930 metres A
  • Catillopecten tasmani Dijkstra & Marshall, 2008
    Height 10mm, Marine, Endemic
    Eastern Tasman Sea and Bounty Trough, taken alive at 1373-1676 metres from foraminiferal ooze CFE.
  • Cyclopecten powelli Dell, 1956
    Width 7mm, Height 7.5, Marine, Endemic
    Tasman Sea, west of Nelson, trawled 510-1463 metres CE.
  • Cyclopecten secundus (Finlay, 1927)
    Width 5mm, Height 4mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, North Cape, Whangaroa and Ranfurly Bank, 20-622 metres AE.
  • Cyclopecten fluctuosus Dijkstra & Marshall, 2008
    Height 6.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Tasman Basin and Bounty Trough, 1373-2154 metres FE.
  • Cyclopecten kapalae Dijkstra, 1990
    Height 3.6mm, Marine
    Off North Island and northern South Island, New Zealand, 512-1573 metres. Also Southeastern Australia, Kermadec Islands, Lord Howe Rise, Norfolk Ridge KACM
  • Cyclopecten textus Dijkstra & Marshall, 2008
    Height 12.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Lord Howe Rise, 2928-2930 metres AE.
  • Cyclopecten horridus Dijkstra, 1995
    New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, and Kermadec Ridge K
  • Cyclopecten kermadecensis (E.A. Smith, 1885)
    Height 7.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands, 1097-1225 metres KE.
  • 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
  • Propeamussium meridionale (E.A. Smith, 1885)
    Height 9mm, Marine
    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 KACAn
  • Propeamussium investigatoris (E.A.Smith, 1906)
    Height 13mm, Marine
    Off Mayor Island, 388-550 metres, off White Island, 292-477 metres off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands, 530-567 metres KA
  • Propeamussium sibogai (Dautzenberg & Bavay, 1904)
    Height 60mm, Marine
    South Africa, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Colville Ridge, and Kermadec Islands, 183-710 metres K
  • Sinepecten segonzaci Schein, 2006
    Height 24mm, Marine
    Manus back-arc basin, Papua-New Guniea, and Brothers volcano, southern 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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