NZ Mollusca

Venustatrochus eclectus Marshall, 2016

Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Vetigastropoda - Trochida - Calliostomatidae - Venustatrochus
Size/Grows to: Width 24.1mm, Height 23.7mm
Distribution: Kermadec Ridge, Three Kings Rise, Reinga Ridge, Aotea Seamount, southeast North Island, Chatham Rise, Louisville Ridge and Macquarie Ridge, 750-1287 metres [K.A.]
Some known Localities
  • Off Curtis Island, S Kermadec Ridge
  • N Three Kings Rise, 1216-1385 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ *2
  • Seamount WNW of Three Kings Islands, 1145-1185 metres, NZ *2
  • Kermadec Ridge, Rumble II West Seamount, 1287-1378 metres
  • Louisville Ridge, Forde Seamount, 1175-1280 metres, South Pacific Ocean
  • Rumble II East Seamount, Kermadec Ridge, 1125-1132 metres
  • Aotea Seamount, 1044-1112 metres, Tasman Sea
  • Southern Uruti Ridge, 731-750 metres, Wairarapa, NZ
  • Chatham Rise, 1113-1300 metres, NZ, (paratype)
  • Chatham Rise, 1005-1070 metres, NZ
  • Graveyard Seamount Complex, 990-1070 metres, Chatham Rise, NZ *2
  • Chatham Rise, 1000-1130 metres, NZ *2
  • Chatham Rise, 970-1040 metres, NZ
  • Graveyard Seamount Complex, 1013-931 metres, Chatham Rise, NZ, (holotype) *2
  • Macquarie Ridge, 1061 metres, Sub-antarctic Islands, Australia
  • Marshall, B.A. 2016 New species of Venustatrochus Powell, 1951 from New Zealand, and new species of Falsimargarita Powell, 1951 and a new genus of the Calliostomatidae from the southwest Pacific, with comments on some other calliostomatid genera (Mollusca: Gastropoda), Molluscan Research, 36(2) (p.124)

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