NZ Mollusca

Yoldiella hamiltoni (Powell, 1935)

Yoldiella hamiltoni
collected NE of Kaingaroa, Chatham Islands, NZ (M.144628), 4.5mm © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
Classification: Mollusca - Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanida - Yoldiidae: Yoldiellinae - Yoldiella
Family: YOLDIIDAE: YOLDIELLINAE
Size/Grows to: Length 4.8mm, Height 3.8mm
Distribution: Off Resolution Island, Dusky Sound, Fiordland [F.M.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • E of North Cape, 327-257 metres, Far North, NZ
  • E of Poor Knights Islands, 282 metres, Northland, NZ
  • SE of Aldermen Islands, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • SE of Aldermen Islands, 178-248 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • SE of Aldermen Islands, 357-312 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • NW of Mayor Island, 293-348 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • NW of Mayor Island, 198-273 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off Mayor Island, 256-311 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • SW of Manukau Harbour, Auckland, 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
  • NE of Kaingaroa, 220-229 metres (120-125 fathoms), Chatham Rise, NZ *2
  • SE of Pitt Island, 284 metres (155 fathoms), Chatham Islands, NZ *2
  • Off Pitt Island, 475 metres, Chatham Islands, NZ
  • Between Eleanor Island & Charles Sound, Fiordland, NZ
  • Thompson Basin floor, 350 metres, Thompson Sound, Fiordland, NZ
  • Thompson Basin floor, 350 metres, Thompson Sound, Fiordland, NZ
  • Thompson Basin Floor, 319-324 metres, Thompson Sound, Fiordland, NZ
  • Thompson Basin floor, 340-362 metres, Thompson Sound, Fiordland, NZ *2
  • Bradshaw Basin floor, 417 metres, Bradshaw Sound, Fiordland, NZ
  • Bradshaw Basin Floor, 415 metres, Bradshaw Sound, Fiordland, NZ *2
  • Utah Basin floor, 400 metres, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, NZ
  • Kellard Basin floor, 376 metres, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, NZ *2
  • Crooked Arm Sill, Doubtful Sound, 54-60 metres, Fiordland, NZ
  • Off Five Fingers Point, Resolution Island, Dusky Sound, Fiordland, NZ, dredged (holotype)
  • Papanui Canyon, 340-620 metres, off Otago Peninsula, NZ
more localities
References:
  • 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