NZ Mollusca

Terua arcuatilis (Dell, 1995)

Terua arcuatilis
NE of Kaingaroa, Chatham Islands, 1242 metres trawled living attached to whale skull, 28mm
Terua arcuatilis
Off West Coast, N. of Auckland, 1000 metres on whale jaw, 23mm
Classification: Bivalvia - Autobranchia - Mytiloida
Size/Grows to: Length 30mm, Height 8mm
Distribution: Chatham Rise and Challenger Plateau. On whale bone from 550-1100 metres [C.M.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • E slope Challenger Plateau, 1116-1120 metres, NZ
  • Challenger Plateau, NW South Island, 908-912 metres, NZ *2
  • Challenger Plateau, NW South Island, NZ
  • Off Westport, Westland, NZ
  • SE of Cape Campbell, 885-969 metres, NZ
  • Off Mernoo Bank, Chatham Rise, NZ
  • NE of Chatham Islands, NZ
  • E of Mernoo Bank, 370-420 metres, Chatham Rise, NZ *2
  • NE of Chatham Islands, 880-882 metres, NZ, (holotype, paratype) *2
  • NE of Kaingaroa, 1242 metres, Chatham Islands, NZ
  • Off Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ
  • E of Mernoo Bank, 372-379 metres, Chatham Rise, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, 572-587 metres, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, 937-955 metres, NZ *2
  • Off Banks Peninsula, 844 metres, Canterbury, NZ
  • Between Snares & Auckland Islands, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ
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References:
  • Dell, R.K. 1995: New species and records of deep-water Mollusca from off New Zealand, Tuhinga: Records of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2 (p.4)

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