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Table 2 List of extant coccolithophores recorded from 160 samples collected from 156 stations during 2009 and 2012: a) over the Chatham Rise and Kaikoura coast, east of New Zealand (NZ); b) in Bay of Plenty, northeast NZ; c) along two transects in the Tasman Sea, west of NZ; d) south of NZ

From: Species composition of extant coccolithophores including twenty six new records from the southwest Pacific near New Zealand

Taxa Figure No. Cell size§ (μm) Chatham Rise Kaikoura Bay of Plenty Tasman Sea South of NZ
SP 09 SU 09 SU 11 AU 11 SU 12 SP 09 AU 09 SP 09 SU 10 AU 11
Heterococcolith Group
Order Coccosphaerales
Family Calcidiscaceae
Calcidiscus leptoporus 2A 10–15 + - - - + - + - + +
Umbilicosphaera hulburtiana 2B 5–6 - - - + - - - - - -
Order Isochrysidales
Family Noëlaerhabdaceae
Emiliania huxleyi 2C-G 3–7 +* + +* + + + + + + +
Gephyrocapsa ericsonii 2H 4–5 + + + + + + + + + -
Gephyrocapsa muellerae 2I 5–6 - + - + + + + + + -
Gephyrocapsa oceanica 2J 8–10 + + + + + + + - + -
Gephyrocapsa ornata 2K-L 4–5 - + - - + - + - - -
Reticulofenestra parvula 2M 4–6 - - + + - + + - - -
R. parvula var. tecticentrum 2N 4–6 - - - + - + + - - -
Order Syracosphaerales
Family Calciosoleniaceae
Calciosolenia brasiliensis 3G-H 6–8 - + - - - - + - + -
Calciosolenia murrayi 3I 11–13 - - - + - - - - - -
Family Rhabdosphaeraceae 3J-K 6–7 - + - - - - - - - -
Acanthoica quattrospina 3L-M 6–9 - + - + + - + - + -
Algirosphaera robusta 3N 6–7 - + - + + - - - - -
Anacanthoica acanthos 3O 5–6 - + - - - - + - + -
Cyrtosphaera aculeata 3P-Q c. 11 - + - - - - - - - -
Discosphaera tubifera 3R c. 7 - - - + - - + - - -
Palusphaera vandelii 3S 6–7 - - - + + - - - - -
Rhabdosphaera xiphos 3T 7–8 - + - + - - - - - -
Family Syracosphaeraceae 4A 10–12 + + - + + - + - + -
Syracosphaera anthos 4B-C c. 9 - - - - - - - - - -
Syracosphaera bannockii 4D n.d. - - - + - - - - - -
 Syracosphaera corolla
Syracosphaera leptolepis 4E 12–15 - + - + - - + + + +
Syracosphaera molischii 3G-H 6–8 - + - - - - + - + -
Syracosphaera nana 3I 11–13 - - - + - - - - - -
Syracosphaera nodosa 3J-K 6–7 - + - - - - - - - -
S. nodosa aff. S. sp. type 2 3L-M 6–9 - + - + + - + - + -
Syracosphaera cf. orbiculus 3N 6–7 - + - + + - - - - -
Syracosphaera ossa 3O 5–6 - + - - - - + - + -
Syracosphaera pemmadiscus 3P-Q c. 11 - + - - - - - - - -
Syracosphaera pulchra 3R c. 7 - - - + - - + - - -
Syracosphaera serrata 3S 6–7 - - - + + - - - - -
Syracosphaera tumularis 3T 7–8 - + - + - - - - - -
Genus incertae sedis 4A 10–12 + + - + + - + - + -
Coronosphaera mediterranea 4B-C c. 9 - - - - - - - - - -
 Coronosphaera mediterranea
  HOL gracillima-type 4F n.d. - - - - - - - - + -
Order Zygodiscales
Family Helicosphaeraceae
Helicosphaera carteri 4G 17–19 - + - - + - + - + -
Helicosphaera carteri HOL 4H c. 12 - + - - - - - - - -
Helicosphaera hyalina 4I c. 12 - + - - - - - - - -
Helicosphaera wallichii 4J c. 15 - + - - - - - - - -
Family Pontosphaeraceae             
Scyphosphaera apsteinii 4K c. 26 - + - - - - + - - -
Coccolith families incertae sedis
Family Alisphaeraceae
Alisphaera pinnigera 4L c. 7 - - - + - - + - - -
Polycrater galapagensis 4M c. 8 - + - - - - - - - -
Family Papposphaeraceae
Papposphaera lepida 4N c. 5 - + - + - - - - - -
Family Umbellosphaeraceae
Umbellosphaera tenuis Type II 4O 8–14 + + + + - - - - + +
Nannolith family incertae sedis
Family Braarudosphaeraceae
Braarudosphaera bigelowii 4P c. 5–6 - + - - - - - - - -
Holococcolith Group
Corisphaera gracilis 4Q c. 5 - + - + - - - - - -
Holococcolithophora sphaeroidea 4R 8-10 - + - - - - - - - -
Homozygosphaera arethusae 4S 8–12 - + - - - - - - - -
 Poricalyptra aurisinae 4T c. 8 - + - - - - - - - -
  1. §Cell size is a measurement of either the diameter or length of cell in μm; * Emiliania huxleyi blooms confirmed by the MODIS sensor on NASA’S satellite (NASA Earth Observatory 2009, 2011); ‘+’ = present, ‘-’= absent; SP 09 = Spring 2009; SU 09 = Summer 2009; AU 09 = Autumn 2009; SU 11 = Summer 2011; SU 10 = Summer 2010; AU 11 = Autumn 2011; SU 12 = Summer 2012