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.E.]
Some known Localities
  • E of North Cape, 327-257 metres
  • SW of Cape Maria van Diemen, 103 metres *2
  • NW of Ahipara, Far North, 90 metres
  • NW of Ahipara, Far North
  • Off Cape Brett, Bay of Islands, 80 metres *2
  • NE of Ninepin Rock, Bay of Islands, 75 metres
  • NE of Ninepin Rock, Bay of Islands, 79 metres
  • Outer Bay of Islands, 46-51 metres
  • Off Takou Bay, Bay of Islands, 80 metres *2
  • Off Ahipara, Far North, 233 metres
  • Off Takou Bay, Bay of Islands, 37 metres
  • Bay of Islands, Northland, 67-73 metres
  • NE of Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands *2
  • Bay of Islands, Northland, 54-58 metres
  • Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands, Northland, 23-32 metres
  • Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands, 33-46 metres
  • W of Poor Knights Islands, Northland, 121-113 metres *2
  • Mokohinau Islands, Outer Hauraki Gulf
  • N of Cuvier Island, Bay of Plenty
  • N of Aldermen Islands, Bay of Plenty, 108-113 metres
  • NW of Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty, 198-273 metres
  • Off Matakaoa Point, Hicks Bay
  • NNW of Orete Point, Cape Runaway
  • Off Matakaoa Point, Hicks Bay
  • Off Matakaoa Point, Hicks Bay
  • N of Moutohora (Whale) Island, Bay of Plenty, 129-139 metres
  • Off Plate Island (Motunau), Bay of Plenty, 82 metres
  • SE of Plate Island, Bay of Plenty, 59 metres
  • N of Moutohora (Whale) Island, Bay of Plenty, 72-84 metres
  • SE of East Cape
  • Off Raglan Harbour, 103 metres
  • ENE of Tokomaru Bay, 144 metres
  • ENE of Tolaga Bay, East Cape, 139 metres *2
  • N of New Plymouth, 88 metres
  • Off New Plymouth, 97 metres *2
  • Petane, Napier - Nukumaruan, Lower Pleistocene (Fossil), (holotype)
  • Hawke Bay
  • W of Rangitikei River Mouth, 75 metres *2
  • W of Rangitikei River, 82 metres *2
  • NW of Manawatu River mouth, 86 metres
  • NE of Stephens Island, 110 metres *2
  • NE of Stephens Island, 117-119 metres
  • NE of Stephens Island, 132 metres *2
  • Off Foxton, 86-88 metres
  • N of Kapiti Island, 91 metres
  • E of Stephens Island, 128 metres
  • E of Stephens Island, Cook Strait, 106 metres
  • W of Kapiti Island, 137 metres
  • N of Trio Islands, Cook Strait
  • ENE of Castlepoint
  • Off Seal Bay, S of Kahurangi Point
  • Admiralty Bay, Marlborough Sounds, 44 metres
  • Between West Entry Point and Duffers Reef, Pelorus Sound mouth, 29 metres *2
  • Queen Charlotte Sound, 46 metres
  • Between Motuara Island and White Rocks, Queen Charlotte Sound, 15 metres *2
  • W of Westmere Road junction, E of Gladstone (Fossil) *2
  • Western Palliser Bay, Cook Strait
  • Off Palliser Bay, Cook Strait, 128-146 metres
  • Off Chatham Islands
  • Chatham Rise, 424 metres
  • SE of Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, 284 metres *2
  • Dale Point, Milford Sound, Fiordland
  • Off Oamaru
  • Seymour Basin, Doubtful Sound entrance, 117-128 metres *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.

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