NZ Mollusca

Fissidentalium zelandicum (Sowerby, 1860)

Fissidentalium zelandicum
Holotype of Dentalium pacificum Hutton, 1873, collected New Zealand region (M.000263) © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
Classification: Mollusca - Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae - Fissidentalium
Family: DENTALIIDAE
Size/Grows to: Length 80mm, Width 11mm
Distribution: North, South and Chatham Islands [A.C.F.M.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Off Karewa Island, 64 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • E of Mernoo Bank, 368-411 metres, Chatham Rise, NZ
  • Chatham Islands, NZ
  • Dusky Sound, Fiordland, NZ
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.354)

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