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Gigantidas gladius Marshall, 2003Species Images
Dredged in 300 metres, Rumble III Seamount, Kermadec Islands. 51mm
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Gigantidas gladius Marshall, 2003
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Pteriomorphia (Subclass) > Mytilida (Order) > Mytiloidea (Superfamily) > Mytilidae (Family) > Bathymodiolinae (Subfamily) > Gigantidas (Genus) > gladius (Species)
Family: Subfamily:
MYTILIDAE: BATHYMODIOLINAE
Size/Grows to:
Length 316mm, Height 54mm
Distribution:
Submarine volcanoes, Southern Kermadec Ridge, 216-755 metres
Geographical Range:
KE.
Notes:
Giant Vent Mussel, Marine, Endemic
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil