NZ Mollusca

Yoldiella librata (Dell, 1952)

Yoldiella librata
Holotype of Ledella liberata, collected in 536 metres Challenger Plateau, W of NZ (M.005547), 3.1mm © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
Classification: Mollusca - Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanida - Yoldiidae: Yoldiellinae - Yoldiella
Size/Grows to: Length 3.1mm, Height 1.9mm
Distribution: Tasman Sea. Off west coast of North Island, 536 metres. West Norfolk Ridge, 800 metres [C.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Wanganella Bank, 785-800 metres, West Norfolk Ridge *2
  • Challenger Plateau, W of North Island, 536 metres, Tasman Sea, (holotype of Ledella librata Dell, 1952, paratype)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.361)

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