NZ Mollusca

Maurea (Maurea) eltanini (Dell, 1990)

Maurea eltaniniCollected Bollons Seamount, S of Chatham Islands, NZ, 908 m, (M.317165), 30.2mm © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Vetigastropoda - Trochida - Calliostomatidae - Maurea (Maurea)
Synonyms: (=Calliostoma Gmelin)
Size/Grows to: Height 33.8mm, Width 32.9mm
Distribution: Eltanin Fracture Zone (mid-South Pacific), Chatham Rise, Bollons Seamount (S of Chatham Islands), and southern Tasmania, 890-1450 metres [M.]
Some known Localities
  • Chatham Rise, 955-890 metres, NZ
  • Off South East Cape, (‘hill J1’), 1300-1450 metres, Tasmania, Australia
  • Bollons Seamount, 908 metres, NZ
  • Macquarie Ridge, Seamount, 925-1014 metres, Sub-antarctic Islands, Australia
  • Eltanin Fracture Zone, 915-1153 metres, South Pacific Ocean, (holotype)
  • 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.128)

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