NZ Mollusca

Antalis nana Hutton, 1873

Antalis nana
Holotype of Dentalium huttoni Kirk 1880, collected 'Wellington', NZ. Te Papa (M.000261), 21mm © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
Classification: Mollusca - Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae - Antalis
Family: DENTALIIDAE
Size/Grows to: Length 48mm, Width 4mm
Distribution: North, South, Chatham and Three Kings Islands [A.C.F.M.An.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • S of Great Island, 179 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ
  • Orua Bay, Manukau Harbour, Auckland, NZ
  • Castlecliff, Wanganui, NZ (Fossil), (Upper Pleistocene) (holotype of Dentalium marwicki Mestayer, 1926 )
  • Wellington area, NZ, (holotype of Dentalium huttoni T.W. Kirk, 1880)
  • Petre Bay, 90 metres, Chatham Islands, NZ
  • Hanson Bay, 27 metres, Chatham Islands, NZ
  • Milford Sound, 290 metres, Fiordland, NZ
  • N of Enderby Island, Auckland Islands, 155 metres, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ *2
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.353)

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