NZ Mollusca

Splendrillia (Splendrillia) larochei Powell, 1940

Splendrillia larochei
Dredged off Houhora Harbour, Far North, 15mm
Splendrillia larochei
Whangarei Heads, Northland
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Drilliidae - Splendrillia (Splendrillia)
Family: DRILLIIDAE
Size/Grows to: Height 16mm, Width 3mm
Distribution: Off Three Kings Islands, off Awanui Heads, Rangaunu Bay [A.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Middlesex Bank, NW of Three Kings Islands, 186-196 metres, NZ *2
  • Three Kings Trough, NW of Three Kings Islands, 622 metres, NZ *2
  • 13 km N of Great Island, 508 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ
  • Middlesex Bank, off Three Kings Islands, 246-291 metres, NZ *2
  • Middlesex Bank, NW of Three Kings Islands, 221-206 metres, NZ *2
  • NW of Great Island, 310 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ *2
  • Off Three Kings Islands, 252 metres, NZ *2
  • Off Three Kings Islands, 260 metres, NZ, (holotype) *2
  • SE of Great Island, 173-178 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ *2
  • SE of Three Kings Islands, 121 metres, NZ *2
  • W of Cape Reinga, 75-80 metres, NZ
  • Kapowairua, Spirits Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Off Awanui Heads, 22 metres, Rangaunu Bay, Northland, NZ
  • Off Hen & Chicken Islands, 46 metres, Hauraki Gulf, NZ *2
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.233)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1940: The Marine Mollusca of the Aupourian Province, New Zealand, Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 70 (p.243)

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