NZ Mollusca

Ledella finlayi Powell, 1935

Ledella finlayi
Holotype, collected off North Cape, NZ (MA70391), 4mm © Auckland Museum CC BY
Classification: Mollusca - Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanida - Nuculanidae: Ledellinae - Ledella
Family: NUCULANIDAE: LEDELLINAE
Size/Grows to: Length 4.5mm, Height 3mm
Distribution: Off North Cape to Otago and Chatham Islands [A.C.F.M.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Three Kings Trough, NW of Three Kings Islands, 805 metres, NZ *2
  • Off North Cape, 137 metres, Far North, NZ, (holotype) *2
  • N of North Cape, 163-168 metres, Far North, NZ *2
  • E of North Cape, 327-257 metres, Far North, NZ
  • Off Hokianga, 657 metres, Northland, NZ *2
  • E of Great Barrier Island, 630-645 metres, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • SE of Aldermen Islands, 178-248 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • SW of Manukau Harbour, Auckland, NZ
  • Rungapapa Knoll, 188-228 metres, WNW of White Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • Off Gable End Foreland, 755-725 metres, Gisborne, NZ *2
  • Slope off Cape Palliser, 461 metres, Wellington, NZ
  • 41 km SE of Cape Campbell, 434-446-metres, Marlborough, NZ
  • Off Waiau River mouth, 550-600 metres, S of Kaikoura, Canterbury, NZ *2
  • Pegasus Canyon wall, 1006-512 metres, NE of Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, 370 metres, 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, 256-293 metres, NE Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ
  • Off Chatham Islands, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, 549 metres, NZ
  • NE of Kaingaroa, 220-229 metres (120-125 fathoms), Chatham Rise, NZ *2
  • Chatham Rise, 531 metres, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, NZ
  • SSE of Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ
  • SE of Pitt Island, 284 metres (155 fathoms), Chatham Islands, NZ *2
  • SE of Pitt Island, 604 metres, Chatham Islands, NZ *2
  • Head of Waitaki Canyon, 293-256 metres, off Oamaru, Otago, NZ *2
  • Off Oamaru, Otago, NZ
  • 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
  • Off Eastern Otago, 520-600 metres, NZ
  • 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, 348-220 metres, off Otago Peninsula, NZ
  • Saunders Canyon, 421 metres, off Otago Head, NZ
more localities
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.360)

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