NZ Mollusca

Linucula recens Dell, 1956

Linucula recens
Dredged Papanui Canyon, 500-600 metres, Otago, NZ, 6.4mm
Classification: Mollusca - Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculida - Nuculidae: Nuculinae - Linucula
Family: NUCULIDAE: NUCULINAE
Size/Grows to: Height 3.5mm, Width 4mm, Thickness 2mm
Distribution: Off North, South Islands to Otago, Tasman Sea and Chatham Rise [A.C.F.M.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • E of North Cape, 447-357 metres, Far North, NZ
  • Off Cavalli Islands, Whangaroa, 192 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Off Hokianga, 657 metres, Northland, NZ *2
  • E of Aldermen Islands, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off Aldermen Islands, 521-516 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • SE of Aldermen Islands, 807-872 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • N of Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • W of White Island, 685-705 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • NW of White Island, 530 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off East Cape, 1289-1364 metres, NZ *2
  • Challenger Plateau, NZ
  • E of Cape Kidnappers, 785-882 metres, Hawkes Bay, NZ
  • Challenger Plateau, NW South Island, 570-572 metres, NZ
  • Challenger Plateau, off Westport, 1029 metres, NZ *2
  • Challenger Plateau, off Westport, NW South Island, 1005-1009 metres, NZ *2
  • Challenger Plateau, NZ
  • Challenger Plateau, off Kahurangi Point, NW Nelson, 914 metres, Northern Westland, NZ *2
  • Palliser Bay, coastal cliff W of Whangaimoana, coral thicket, Wellington, NZ (Fossil)
  • 41 km SE of Cape Campbell, 434-446-metres, Marlborough, NZ
  • SE of Cape Campbell, 939-1019 metres, NZ
  • Off Greymouth, 750 metres, Westland, NZ
  • SW of Cape Foulwind, 610 metres, Northern Westland, NZ, (holotype, paratype)
  • Off Kaikoura Peninsula, 786 metres, Canterbury, NZ
  • Upper Kaikoura Canyon, 1097-1006 metres, off Kaikoura, Canterbury, NZ
  • S of Kaikoura Peninsula, 640 metres, Canterbury, NZ
  • Off Waiau River mouth, 550-600 metres, S of Kaikoura, Canterbury, NZ *2
  • Chatham Rise, NZ
  • Pegasus Canyon wall, 1006-512 metres, NE of Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ
  • Off Chatham Islands, NZ
  • Pegasus Canyon, 622 metres, off Lyttelton, Canterbury, NZ
  • Head of Pegasus Canyon, 366-311 metres, Canterbury, NZ *2
  • Pegasus Canyon wall, 329-183 metres, NE of Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ
  • Pegasus Canyon, 505 metres, Canterbury, NZ
  • Head of Pegasus Canyon, 446 metres, Canterbury, NZ
  • Off Chatham Islands, 194-218 metres, NZ
  • Pegasus Canyon, 256-293 metres, NE Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ
  • Off Chatham Islands, NZ
  • Off Mernoo Bank, 320-419 metres, Chatham Rise, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, 531 metres, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, 424 metres, NZ
  • Western Chatham Rise, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, 475 metres, NZ
  • Western Chatham Rise, NZ
  • SE of Pitt Island, 284 metres (155 fathoms), Chatham Islands, NZ *2
  • SE of Pitt Island, 604 metres, Chatham Islands, NZ *2
  • Karitane Canyon, 420 metres, off Taiaroa Head, Otago, NZ
  • Karitane Canyon, 476-640 metres, off Otago Peninsula, NZ
  • Karitane Canyon, 530-585 metres, off Taiaroa Head, Otago, NZ *2
  • Taiaroa Canyon, 549 metres, Otago, NZ *2
  • Taiaroa Canyon, 549 metres, off E Otago Peninsula, NZ
  • Papanui Canyon, 660 metres, NE of Taiaroa Head, Otago, NZ *2
  • Papanui Canyon, 555-604 metres, off Otago Peninsula, NZ
  • Papanui Canyon, 340-620 metres, off Otago Peninsula, NZ
  • Saunders Canyon, 457 metres, off Otago Head, NZ
more localities
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.357)

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