Off SE North Island, from active submarine volcanoes around 920-1205 metres. Off Cape Turnagain
References and Publications
Thubaut, J., Puillandre, N., Faure, B., Cruaud, C., Samadi, S. 2013 The contrasted evolutionary fates of deep-sea chemosynthetic mussels (Bivalvia, Bathymodiolinae), Ecology and Evolution, 3 (p.4755)
von Cosel, R., Marshall, B.A. 2003 Two new species of large mussels (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) from active submarine volcanoes and a cold seep off the eastern North Island of New Zealand, with description of a new genus, The Nautilus, 117(2) (p.31)
Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species.
They have been adopted to give an approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island