NZ Mollusca

Poroleda lanceolata (Hutton, 1885)

Poroleda lanceolata
Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands, dredged 30 approx. metres, 13mm
Classification: Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanida
Size/Grows to: Length 18mm, Height 6mm
Distribution: North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. In soft mud from 10-180 metres [A.C.F.M.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • E of North Cape, 327-257 metres, Far North, NZ
  • SW of Cape Maria van Diemen, 103 metres, Far North, NZ *2
  • NW of Ahipara, 90 metres, Far North, NZ
  • NW of Ahipara, Far North, NZ
  • Dredged in 80 metres of water, Off Cape Brett, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ *2
  • NE of Ninepin Rock, 75 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • NE of Ninepin Rock, 79 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Outer Bay of Islands, 46-51 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Off Takou Bay, 80 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ *2
  • Off Ahipara, 233 metres, Far North, NZ
  • Off Takou Bay, 37 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Bay of Islands, 67-73 metres, Northland, NZ
  • NE of Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ *2
  • Bay of Islands, 54-58 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands, 23-32 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Deep Water Cove, 33-46 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • W of Poor Knights Islands, 121-113 metres, Northland, NZ *2
  • Mokohinau Islands, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • N of Cuvier Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • N of Aldermen Islands, 108-113 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • NW of Mayor Island, 198-273 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off Matakaoa Point, Hicks Bay, East Cape, NZ
  • NNW of Orete Point, Cape Runaway, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off Matakaoa Point, Hicks Bay, East Cape, NZ
  • Off Matakaoa Point, Hicks Bay, East Cape, NZ
  • N of Moutohora (Whale) Island, 129-139 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
  • N of Moutohora (Whale) Island, 72-84 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • SE of East Cape, NZ
  • Off Raglan Harbour, 103 metres, Waikato, NZ
  • ENE of Tokomaru Bay, 144 metres, East Cape, NZ
  • ENE of Tolaga Bay, 139 metres, East Cape, NZ *2
  • N of New Plymouth, 88 metres, Taranaki, NZ
  • Off New Plymouth, 97 metres, Taranaki, NZ *2
  • Petane, Napier - Nukumaruan, Lower Pleistocene, Hawkes Bay, NZ (Fossil), (holotype)
  • Hawkes Bay, NZ
  • W of Rangitikei River Mouth, 75 metres, Manawatu, NZ *2
  • W of Rangitikei River, 82 metres, Manawatu, 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, 117-119 metres, NZ
  • NE of Stephens Island, 132 metres, NZ *2
  • Off Foxton, 86-88 metres, Manawatu, NZ
  • N of Kapiti Island, 91 metres, NZ
  • E of Stephens Island, 128 metres, NZ
  • E of Stephens Island, 106 metres, Cook Strait, NZ
  • W of Kapiti Island, 137 metres, NZ
  • N of Trio Islands, Cook Strait, NZ
  • ENE of Castlepoint, Wairarapa, NZ
  • Off Seal Bay, S of Kahurangi Point, Northern Westland, NZ
  • Admiralty Bay, 44 metres, Marlborough Sounds, NZ
  • Between West Entry Point and Duffers Reef, 29 metres, Pelorus Sound mouth, Marlborough Sounds, NZ *2
  • Queen Charlotte Sound, 46 metres, Marlborough Sounds, NZ
  • Between Motuara Island and White Rocks, 15 metres, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough Sounds, NZ *2
  • W of Westmere Road junction, E of Gladstone, Wairarapa, NZ (Fossil) *2
  • Western Palliser Bay, Cook Strait, NZ
  • Off Palliser Bay, 128-146 metres, Cook Strait, NZ
  • Off Chatham Islands, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, 424 metres, NZ
  • SE of Pitt Island, 284 metres, Chatham Islands, NZ *2
  • Dale Point, Milford Sound, Fiordland, NZ
  • Off Oamaru, Otago, NZ
  • Seymour Basin, 117-128 metres, Doubtful Sound entrance, Fiordland, NZ *2
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References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.362)

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