NZ Mollusca

Philobrya acutangula (Powell, 1935)

Philobrya acutangula
MA70358. Holotype. Three Kings Islands, in fish stomach, 2.8mm © Auckland Museum CC BY
Classification: Mollusca - Bivalvia - Pteriomorphia - Arcida - Philobryidae - Philobrya
Family: PHILOBRYIDAE
Size/Grows to: Width 2.8mm, Height 3.2mm
Distribution: Three Kings Islands. Northland to Mahia [A.C.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Three Kings Islands, NZ, from fish stomachs (holotype)
  • The Pinnacles, Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ
References:
  • Morley, M.S., Hayward, B.W., Raven, J.L., Foreman, G.A., Grenfell, H.R. 2006: Intertidal and shallow subtidal biota of Mahia Peninsula, Hawkes Bay, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 43 (p.37)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.367)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.