NZ Mollusca

Falsimargarita tangaroa Marshall, 2016

Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Vetigastropoda - Trochida - Calliostomatidae: Fautricinae - Falsimargarita
Size/Grows to: Height 22mm, Diameter 16.4mm
Distribution: West Norfolk Ridge and Three Kings Rise, 800-1365 metres [A.]
Some known Localities
  • N Three Kings Rise, 1474-1365 metres, NZ, (paratype)
  • N Three Kings Rise, 1097-1082 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ, (paratype)
  • Northern Three Kings Rise, 1170-1180 metres, Three Kings Islands, NZ
  • W Norfolk Ridge, 1251-1268 metres, W of Cape Reinga, (holotype) *2
  • Wanganella Bank, 785-800 metres, West Norfolk Ridge, (paratype) *2
  • 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.134)

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