NZ Mollusca

Lenitrophon convexus (Suter, 1909)

Lenitrophon convexus
Dredged in 150 metres, Papanui Canyon, Otago, NZ, 7.8mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae: Pagodulinae - Lenitrophon
Family: MURICIDAE: PAGODULINAE
Size/Grows to: Height 9mm, Width 4.5mm
Distribution: Southern South Island. Stewart, Snares and Chatham Islands [F.M.An.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • E of Forty Fours, 238 metres, Chatham Islands, NZ *2
  • Off Oamaru, 55-73 metres, Otago, NZ
  • Karitane Canyon, 420 metres, off Taiaroa Head, Otago, NZ
  • Karitane Canyon, 200 metres, off Otago Peninsula, NZ *2
  • Off Taiaroa Head, 80 metres, Otago, NZ
  • Off Taiaroa Head, 90 metres, Otago, NZ *2
  • NE of Cape Saunders, 105 metres, off Otago Peninsula, NZ
  • Off Taiaroa Head, 220 metres, Otago, NZ *2
  • Off Taiaroa Head, 220 metres, Otago, NZ
  • Papanui Canyon, 348-220 metres, off Otago Peninsula, NZ
  • Papanui Canyon, 340-620 metres, off Otago Peninsula, NZ
  • Edge of Saunders Canyon, 549 metres, off Otago Head, NZ
  • Saunders Canyon, 457 metres, off Otago Head, NZ
  • Saunders Canyon, 360 metres, Otago, NZ
  • Off Cape Saunders, 183 metres, Otago Peninsula, NZ, (holotype)
  • Off Taieri, 60 metres, S of Dunedin, Otago, NZ
  • Off Taieri, 150 metres, S of Dunedin, Otago, NZ
  • Off Taieri, 91 metres, S of Dunedin, Otago, NZ
  • Off Taieri, 180 metres, S of Dunedin, Otago, NZ
  • SE of Nugget Point, 140 metres, Otago, NZ
  • Channel between Ulva Island & Bradshaw Peninsula, 33 metres, Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island, NZ
  • North Arm, 37-46 metres, Port Pegasus, Stewart Island, NZ *2
  • Snares Islands, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ
more localities
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.175)
  • Ponder, W.F. 1972: A review of the genus Xymene Iredale of New Zealand (Mollusca: Muricidae), Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2(4) (p.497)
  • Suter, H. 1913: Manual of the New Zealand Mollusca, John MacKay, Government Printer, Wellington (p.411)

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