NZ Mollusca

Gaimardia (Gaimardia) forsteriana aucklandica Finlay, 1927

Gaimardia forsteriana aucklandica
Holotype, collected off Auckland Islands, NZ (MA70335), 4.3mm © Auckland Museum CC BY
Classification: Mollusca - Bivalvia - Heterodonta - Gaimardiidae - Gaimardia (Gaimardia)
Family: GAIMARDIIDAE
Size/Grows to: Length 4.5mm, Height 3.3mm
Distribution: Auckland, Antipodes and Bounty Islands. Under rocks at low tide down to about 90 metres [An.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Proclamation Island, Bounty Islands, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ
  • Off Bounty Islands, 91 metres, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ
  • Off Bounty Islands, 37 metres, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ
  • E side Perpendicular Head, Antipodes Islands, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ
  • Off Antipodes Islands, 37 metres, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ
  • Off East Cape, Antipodes Islands, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ
  • Derry Castle Reef, Enderby Island, Auckland Islands, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ
  • Port Ross, Auckland Islands, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ, under stones at low tide
  • Frenchs Island, Auckland Islands, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ
  • Auckland Islands, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ, (holotype)
  • Windlass Bay, Campbell Island, Sub-antarctic Islands, NZ
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.421)

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