A rock bottom fauna from 80 fathoms off Banks Peninsula

Latest version published by Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node on Feb 3, 2020 Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node

By 1951, apart from the systematic accounts of various groups, based on the results of expeditions that have visited New Zealand waters, the deep water faun of the New Zealand seas was very imperfectly known. Some of the molluscan faunas were reasonably well known but there was no account of the complete fauna from any one locality. In 1951, Dr. G. A. Knox had the good fortune to examine a large sandstone block trawled from 80 fathoms (145 metres) off Banks Peninsula. Apart from the motile crustacea and echinoderms, a reasonably complete coverage of the rock dwelling fauna of the continental shelf of this region was recovered.

A total of 103 species was obtained from the block. Of these three species and one subspecies of mollusca and four species of polychaeta proved to be new (several sponges and bryozoan were also likely to be new. The mollusca are described by R. K. Dell and the polychaeta by G. A. Knox in a issue of the Canterbury Museum Records.

The porifera were preliminarily identified into eight species, but were not formerly identified in this dataset.

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Knox G A (2020): A rock bottom fauna from 80 fathoms off Banks Peninsula. v1.0. Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=rockbottomfaunabankspeninsula&v=1.0

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Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

G. A. Knox
Marine Biologist
University of Canterbury Christchurch NZ

Who can answer questions about the resource:

G. A. Knox
Marine Biologist
University of Canterbury Christchurch NZ

Who filled in the metadata:

G. A. Knox
Marine Biologist
University of Canterbury Christchurch NZ

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Kevin Mackay

Geographic Coverage

off Banks Peninsula, New Zealand

Bounding Coordinates South West [-44.26, 173.51], North East [-44.24, 173.52]

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Knox, G.A. (1951) A rock bottom fauna from 80 fathoms off Banks Peninsula. Records of the Canterbury Museum, Vol. VI, No. I, pp. 41-51.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=rockbottomfaunabankspeninsula