NZ Mollusca

Philine powelli Rudman, 1970

Philine powelliFound on the drift line. Far North, NZ, 9mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Heterobranchia - Cephalaspidea - Philinidae - Philine
Family: PHILINIDAE
Size/Grows to: Height 9mm, Width 7mm
Distribution: North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands [A.C.F.E.]
Some known Localities
  • ENE Great Island, 200 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ *2
  • NW of Cape Reinga, 100 metres, NZ
  • SE of Three Kings Islands, 121 metres, NZ *2
  • S of Great Island, 120 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ *2
  • Off Great Exhibition Bay, 63 metres, Far North, NZ *2
  • SW of Cape Maria van Diemen, 103 metres, Far North, NZ *2
  • Rarawa Beach, Far North, NZ
  • NW of Ahipara, 90 metres, Far North, NZ
  • NW of Ahipara, Far North, NZ
  • Tauranga Bay, Whangaroa, Northland, NZ
  • W of Poor Knights Islands, 121-113 metres, Northland, NZ *2
  • Urquharts Bay, Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Off Hen Island, 59 metres, Hauraki Gulf, NZ *2
  • N of Aldermen Islands, 108-113 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off Mayor Island, 154 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Ranfurly Bank, 106-103 metres, East Cape, NZ *2
  • North Rock, Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • W of Plate Island (Motunau), 64-59 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off Plate Island (Motunau), 82 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • SE of Plate Island, 59 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • SE of Motunau (Plate) Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • SE of East Cape, NZ
  • Off Raglan Harbour, 103 metres, Waikato, NZ
  • Off Matata, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Between Moutohora (Whale) Island & mainland, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off Otarawairere Bay, Ohope, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off Tokomaru Bay, 82 metres, East Cape, NZ
  • N of New Plymouth, 48 metres, Taranaki, NZ *2
  • NE of Napier, Hawkes Bay, NZ, (paratype)
  • Off Napier, 29 metres, Hawkes Bay, NZ, (holotype)
  • S of Patea, 40 metres, Taranaki, NZ *2
  • S of Waverley, 77-82 metres, Taranaki, NZ *2
  • SW of Wanganui, 58-64 metres, NZ *2
  • NW of Manawatu River mouth, 86 metres, South Taranaki Bight, NZ
  • NE of Stephens Island, 110 metres, NZ *2
  • NE of Stephens Island, 132 metres, NZ *2
  • Off Pakawau Beach, Golden Bay, Nelson, NZ
  • N of Kapiti Island, 91 metres, NZ
  • E of Stephens Island, 128 metres, NZ
  • E of Stephens Island, 106 metres, Cook Strait, NZ
  • Main channel, 18 metres, Port Hardy, D'Urville Island, Marlborough Sounds, NZ *2
  • ENE of Castlepoint, Wairarapa, NZ
  • Waikanae Beach, Wellington, NZ
  • Off Seal Bay, S of Kahurangi Point, Northern Westland, NZ
  • Paraparaumu Beach, Wellington, NZ
  • Admiralty Bay, 44 metres, Marlborough Sounds, NZ
  • Orchard Bay, 30 metres, Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sounds, NZ
  • Admiralty Bay, between Garden & Deep Bays, Marlborough Sounds, NZ *2
  • Waitui Bay, 15 metres, Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sounds, NZ
  • Titirangi Bay, Guards Bay, 4-9 metres, Marlborough Sounds, NZ *2
  • Otanerau Bay in East Bay, Arapawa Island, 20-29 metres, Marlborough Sounds, NZ *2
  • Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, NZ
  • Petre Bay, 172 metres, Chatham Islands, NZ
  • Point SE of Dale Point, S side outer Milford Sound, Fiordland, NZ *2
  • Thompson Basin Floor, 319-324 metres, Thompson Sound, Fiordland, NZ
  • Thompson Basin floor, 340-362 metres, Thompson Sound, Fiordland, NZ *2
  • Bradshaw Basin Floor, 415 metres, Bradshaw Sound, Fiordland, NZ *2
  • Kellard Basin floor, 376 metres, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, NZ *2
  • Crooked Arm Sill, Doubtful Sound, 54-60 metres, Fiordland, NZ
  • Cliff Cove, head of Cunaris Sound, Fiordland, NZ
  • Sealer's Bay, Codfish Island, Stewart Island, NZ
  • Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island, NZ
  • North Arm, 37-46 metres, Port Pegasus, Stewart Island, NZ *2
more localities
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979 New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.272)

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