Quick Search
Key to 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 approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
L =
E =
I =
Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Family: Fasciolariidae



Genus: Fusinus

Fusinus genticus (Iredale, 1936) (=galatheae Powell)
Height 160mm, Width 60mm
Off Northland and Bay of Plenty, dredged and in cray pots. Also Sydney, Australia [K.A]
Height 56mm, Width 17mm
2 records, from Bay of Plenty and Coromandel. Also Australia [A]

Genus: Glaphyrina

Glaphyrina caudata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) (=vulpicolor G.B.Sowerby II)
Height 88mm, Width 37mm, Endemic
Northland to Foveaux Strait [ACFE.]
Glaphyrina plicata Powell, 1929
Height 44mm, Width 19mm, Endemic
Northern part of North Island, to Bay of Plenty and Mahia, trawled around 80-160 metres [AE.]

Genus: Pararetifusus

Pararetifusus carinatus (Ponder, 1970)
Height 25mm, Width 9.5mm, Endemic
South Island. Papanui Canyon, trawled off eastern Otago in 500-700 metres [FE.]

Genus: Pleuroploca

Pleuroploca filamentosa (Röding, 1798)
Height 78mm
Off North Cape in cray pot [A]

Genus: Taron

Taron albocostus Ponder, 1968
Height 15mm, 6mm, Endemic
Northland to East Cape [AE.]
Taron dubius (Hutton, 1878)
Height 21mm, Width 10mm, Endemic. Animal is bright red
Northland to Cook Strait. Intertidal to over 20 metres [ACE.]
Taron mouatae Powell, 1940
Height 25mm, Width 12mm, Endemic. Interior of aperture and columellar callus white
Northland to Hauraki Gulf [AE.]