Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Modiolus areolatus (Gould, 1850)

 

Plate 72:3

 

Throughout New Zealand, including Chatham, Bounty, Auckland and Campbell Islands, from low water to about 70 fathoms. The largest examples occur in the deep waters of the south. Fossil from the Opoitian lower Pliocene onward.

 

Shell moderately large to large, transversely ovate, capacious, narrowly rounded at the anterior end, and broadly winged posteriorly. Creamy-white, stained reddish-purple over the dorso-posterior area, and covered by a thick reddish-chestnut periostracum, that develops stiff hair-like tufts, over the posterior half of the shell.

 

Anterior-post. 44-101 mm., dorso-vent. 29-58 mm., thickness 20-44 mm.”

 

(Powell, 1979)

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 6 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 6 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 84 - 109
  Temperature range (°C): 7.299 - 11.337
  Nitrate (umol/L): 9.765 - 14.954
  Salinity (PPS): 34.245 - 34.731
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.836 - 6.603
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.585 - 1.047
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.242 - 3.455

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 84 - 109

Temperature range (°C): 7.299 - 11.337

Nitrate (umol/L): 9.765 - 14.954

Salinity (PPS): 34.245 - 34.731

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.836 - 6.603

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.585 - 1.047

Silicate (umol/l): 3.242 - 3.455
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Modiolus areolatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Source: Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD)

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