NZ Mollusca

Antarctoneptunea benthicolus Dell, 1956

Antarctoneptunea benthicolus
Dredged in deep water off the Chatham Rise, 106mm
Antarctoneptunea benthicolus
delli form - From deep water off Hawkes Bay, 106mm
Classification: Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Synonyms: (=delli Powell)
Size/Grows to: Height 100mm, Width 40mm
Distribution: Deep water off North,South, Stewart Island and Chatham Rise [A.C.F.M.An.E.]
Some known Localities
  • W of Cape Maria van Diemen, Far North, 1024-1088 metres
  • Off Poor Knights, Northland, 366-475 metres, (type of delli Powell, 1971)
  • Off Aldermen Islands, 540 metres *2
  • Off Cape Runaway, Runaway Sea Valley
  • White Island Canyon, Bay of Plenty
  • Off Gisborne, 750-913 metres *2
  • Hawkes Bay, 450 metres
  • NE of Chatham Islands
  • Northern Mernoo Slope, Chatham Rise, 999-984 metres
  • Head of Hikurangi Trench, N Chatham Rise, 1723-1549 metres *2
  • Chatham Rise, 880-1042 metres *2
  • Off Chatham Islands, 804-863 metres
  • NE slope Mernoo Bank, Chatham Rise, 450 metres
  • Pegasus Canyon wall, NE of Banks Peninsula, 1006-512 metres
  • Chatham Rise, 402 metres, (holotype)
  • S of Mernoo Bank, Chatham Rise
  • Eastern Chatham Rise
  • S of Banks Peninsula
  • Off Eastern Otago, Otago, 110-128 metres
  • Bounty Plateau, 390 metres
  • Snares Shelf, 700-706 metres
  • SE of Snares Islands, 560 metres
  • NE of Auckland Islands
  • Off Antipodes Islands, 103 metres
  • Off Antipodes Islands, 86-95 metres
  • E of Auckland Islands, 390-400 metres
  • Cathedral Banks, Auckland Islands, 646-670 metres
more localitiesspecies mapgenus map
  • Vaux, F., Hills, S.F.K., Marshall, B.A., Trewick, S.A., Morgan-Richards, M. 2017: A phylogeny of Southern Hemisphere whelks (Gastropoda: Buccinulidae) and concordance with the fossil record, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 114 (p.367)
  • Dell, R.K. 1995: New species and records of deep-water Mollusca from off New Zealand, Tuhinga: Records of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2 (p.13)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.201)

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