NZ Mollusca

Splendrillia (Splendrillia) benthicola Dell, 1956

Splendrillia benthicola
Holotype, collected 11 February 1954, Chatham Rise, NZ (M.009789), 24mm © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Drilliidae - Splendrillia (Splendrillia)
Family: DRILLIIDAE
Size/Grows to: Height 25mm, Width 9.5mm
Distribution: Off eastern Otago to Chatham Rise, 360-530 metres [C.F.M.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Chatham Rise, 370 metres, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, 531 metres, NZ, (holotype)
  • Taiaroa Canyon, 549 metres, off E Otago Peninsula, NZ
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.232)

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