NZ Mollusca

Cosa serratocostata Powell, 1933

Cosa serratocostata
Holotype, collected on Tom Bowling Bay, Far North, NZ (MA70209) © Auckland Museum CC BY
Classification: Mollusca - Bivalvia - Pteriomorphia - Arcida - Philobryidae - Cosa
Size/Grows to: Width 2.3mm, Height 2.8mm
Distribution: Off Three Kings Islands, 475 metres. Far North and Northland, in shell sand [A.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Off North East Island, 102 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ *2
  • Arch Pinnacle, Princes Rocks, Three Kings Islands, NZ
  • Off Three Kings Islands, 260 metres, NZ *2
  • Kapowairua, Spirits Bay, Far North, NZ, shell-sand
  • Tom Bowling Bay, Far North, NZ (Fossil), shell-sand (holotype, paratype)
  • Off Ahipara, 233 metres, Far North, NZ
  • Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands, 40 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Off Paraoa Bay Point, 7 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • The Pinnacles, Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ, shell-sand
  • 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