NZ Mollusca

Benthomodiolus lignocola Dell, 1987

Benthomodiolus lignocolaTrawled on sunken wood, 900-1200 metres, east of Cape Kidnappers, NZ, 13mm long
Classification: Mollusca - Bivalvia - Pteriomorphia - Mytilida - Mytilidae: Bathymodiolinae - Benthomodiolus
Family: MYTILIDAE: BATHYMODIOLINAE
Distribution: Off White Island, down to Chatham Islands. On bored logs [A.C.M.E.]
Some known Localities
  • E of White Island, 1075-1100 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ, (holotype) *2
  • Off Cape Egmont, 1045-1055 metres, Taranaki, NZ *2
  • E of Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay, NZ
  • SE of Castlepoint, Wairarapa, NZ
  • S of Castlepoint, 1120-1121 metres, Wairarapa, NZ
  • NE of Mernoo Bank, 800-810 metres, Chatham Rise, NZ
  • N of Chatham Islands, NZ
  • NE of Chatham Islands, 1174-1180 metres, NZ
  • Slope of Mernoo Bank, 545 metres, Chatham Rise, NZ
  • SW of Chatham Islands, NZ
References:
  • Dell, R.K. 1987 Mollusca of the family Mytilidae (Bivalvia) associated with organic remains from deep water off New Zealand, with revisions of the genera Adipicola Dautzenberg, 1927 and Idasola Iredale, 1915, National Museum of New Zealand Records, 3 (p.33)

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