NZ Mollusca

Cosa laevicostata Powell, 1933

Cosa laevicostata
Holotype, collected from Tom Bowling Bay, Far North, NZ (MA70208) © Auckland Museum CC BY
Classification: Mollusca - Bivalvia - Pteriomorphia - Arcida - Philobryidae - Cosa
Family: PHILOBRYIDAE
Size/Grows to: Width 1.8mm, Height 2.3mm
Distribution: Far North, in shell sand [A.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • ENE Great Island, 200 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ *2
  • Middle of South East Bay, Great Island, 42-46 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ
  • Off Spirits Bay, 68 metres, Far North, NZ *2
  • SW of Great Island, 93-88 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ
  • Off Spirits Bay, 48 metres, Far North, NZ
  • NNE of Cape Reinga, 53 metres, NZ
  • N of Kerr Point, Tom Bowling Bay, 30 metres, Far North, NZ
  • Kapowairua, Spirits Bay, Far North, NZ, shell-sand
  • W side of Pananehe Island, Spirits Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Tom Bowling Bay, Far North, NZ (Fossil), shell-sand (holotype, paratype)
  • Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Cape Maria van Diemen, Far North, NZ
  • Ranfurly Bank, 56-63 metres, East Cape, NZ
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.371)

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