NZ Mollusca

Poirieria kopua Dell, 1956

Poirieria kopua
Holotype, collected 11 Feb 1954, Chatham Rise, NZ. (M.009777), 18mm © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
Poirieria kopua
Papanui Canyon, Otago, 15mm
Classification: Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae: Pagodulinae - Poirieria
Family: MURICIDAE: PAGODULINAE
Size/Grows to: Height 21mm, Width 15mm
Distribution: Off Bay of Plenty southwards and Chatham Rise. Trawled around 500-1000 metres [C.F.M.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Pegasus Canyon wall, 1006-512 metres, NE of Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, 531 metres, NZ, (holotype, paratype)
  • Taiaroa Canyon, 549 metres, off E Otago Peninsula, NZ
  • Papanui Canyon, 660 metres, NE of Taiaroa Head, Otago, NZ *2
  • Papanui Canyon, 540-490 metres, off Otago Peninsula, NZ
  • Papanui Canyon, 340-620 metres, off Otago Peninsula, NZ
References:
  • Marshall, B.A., Houart, R. 1995: A review of the New Zealand Recent species of Poirieria Jousseaume, 1980 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Muricidae) with description of a new species, The Nautilus, 108(2) (p.32)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.170)

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

*2 © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND