NZ Mollusca

Bathymophila alabida (Marshall, 1979)

Bathymophila alabida
Rumble III, Kermadec Ridge
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Vetigastropoda - Trochida - Solariellidae - Bathymophila
Size/Grows to: Width 10.5mm, Height 8.3mm
Distribution: Three Kings Rise & Kermadec Ridge, 508-1385 metres [K.A.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • NE of Raoul Island, 508-510 metres, Kermadec Islands
  • N Three Kings Rise, 1216-1385 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ *2
  • Three Kings Trough, NW of Three Kings Islands, 805 metres, NZ *2
  • Silent 1 Seamount, southern Kermadec Ridge, 689-695 metres, (holotype) *9
  • Silent 1 Seamount, southern Kermadec Ridge, 788-803 metres, (paratype)
  • Williams, S.T., Smith, L.M., Herbert, D.G., Marshall, B.A., Warén, A., Kiel, S., Dyal, P., Linse, K., Vilvens, C., Kano, Y. 2013: Cenozoic climate change and diversification on the continental shelf and slope: Evolution of gastropod diversity in the family Solariellidae (Trochoidea), Ecology and Evolution, 3 (p.891)
  • Marshall, B.A. 1999: A revision of the Recent Solariellinae (Gastropoda: Trochoidea) of the New Zealand Region, The Nautilus, 113(1) (p.24)
  • Marshall, B.A. 1979: The Trochidae and Turbinidae of the Kermadec Ridge (Mollusca: Gastropoda), New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 6(4) (p.532)

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
*9 © NIWA