NZ Mollusca

Pectinodonta morioria Marshall, 1985

Pectinodonta morioria
Trawled on sunken wood, 550-600 metres, off Cape Foulwind, NZ, 10mm
Pectinodonta morioria
Off Aldermen Islands, Bay of Plenty, in 400 metres, in wood crevices, 8mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda - Pectinodontidae - Pectinodonta
Size/Grows to: Length 10mm, Width 8mm
Distribution: Bay of Plenty south, from 400-1300 metres, on wood [A.C.F.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • E of Aldermen Islands, trawled 400 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • Off Cape Runaway, 450-481 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off East Cape, 1289-1342 metres, NZ
  • Off Mahia Peninsula, 900-1000 metres, Hawkes Bay, NZ
  • Off Cape Kidnappers, 818-952 metres, Hawkes Bay, NZ *2
  • Off Castlepoint, Wairarapa, NZ *2
  • Off Westport, Westland, NZ *2
  • Off Hokitika, 490-439 metres, Northern Westland, NZ
  • NE of Mernoo Bank, 800-810 metres, Chatham Rise, NZ, alive on wood (holotype, paratype)
  • Western Chatham Rise, northern slope, NZ *2
  • Slope of Mernoo Bank, 545 metres, Chatham Rise, NZ
  • Mernoo Bank, Chatham Rise, NZ *2
  • NE of Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ *2
  • Chatham Rise, NZ *2
  • Off Timaru, 738-750 metres, Otago, NZ, alive on wood (paratype)
  • Kellard Basin floor, 376 metres, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, NZ *2
  • Off Puysegur Point, 560 metres, Southland, NZ
  • W of Stewart Island, NZ *2
more localities
  • Marshall, B.A. 1998: A new deep-sea limpet of the genus Pectinodonta Dall, 1882 from New Zealand, and new distribution records for P. aupouria and P. morioria Marshall, 1985, The Nautilus, 112(2) (p.57)
  • Marshall, B.A. 1985: Recent and Tertiary deep-sea limpets of the genus Pectinodonta Dall (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from New Zealand and New South Wales, New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 12(2) (p.279)

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