NZ Mollusca

Admetula superstes (Finlay, 1930)

Admetula superstes
Trawled in the Bay of Plenty, 14mm
Classification: Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Synonyms: (=Bonellitia Jousseaume)
Size/Grows to: Height 15mm, Width 9mm
Distribution: North Island. Off North Cape to Cook Strait, trawled around 45-175 metres [A.C.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Off North Cape, 137 metres, Far North, NZ *2
  • Off Hen & Chicken Islands, 46 metres, Hauraki Gulf, NZ, (holotype) *2
  • Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Off Aldermen Islands, 146 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off Mayor Island, 175 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • E of Stephens Island, 106 metres, Cook Strait, NZ
  • Bouchet, P., Petit, R.E. 2008: New species and new records of southwest Pacific Cancellariidae (Gastropoda), The Nautilus, 122(1) (p.6)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.224)

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