Abstract

Captain C. W. Ostenfeld, of the U.S.S. "Kalingo", regularly visiting the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, has brought to this Museum many interesting objects of natural history. The marine Mollusca are of value, as so little comparatively is known from that locality. However, when he observed that trawling was being carried out, twelve miles off Greymouth, on a bank of shallow depth (about 18 fathoms), the importance of the Mollusca from such a location was impressed upon him. Captain Ostenfeld has secured specimens, and it is with great gratitude that these notes are offered, as comparison may later be more completely made, with better material, with the known faunula of the East Australian Continental Shelf. Trawling has been carried on spasmodically for some forty years in the latter locality, regularly more recently, but still there is much to learn about the Mollusca. The trawling crew members are too busy commercially with fish to pay much attention to Mollusca, and therefore only the very prominent shells are commonly secured. A few trawling captains, such as Smith, Howell, and Moller, have collected smaller shells with very gratifying results. Etc.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Iredale, 1937, Rec. Aust. Mus. 20(2): 103–107
Author
T. Iredale
Year
1937
Title
Notes on neozelanic deepwater marine Mollusca
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
20
Issue
2
Start Page
103
End Page
107
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.20.1937.252
Language
English
Plates
plate xvii
Date Published
27 August 1937
Cover Date
27 August 1937
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MOLLUSCA
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13 May 2009
Available Online
16 July 2009
Reference Number
252
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