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.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda - Family: Hipponicidae

Hipponicidae

 

Genus: Antisabia

 
Antisabia sp. cf. foliacea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
Kermadec Islands. Low tide to 15 metres in crevices on reefs. Also Poor Knights Islands [K.]
 

Genus: Leptonotis

 
Leptonotis perplexus (Suter, 1907)
Length 20mm, Width 15mm
Off Three Kings Islands, throughout NZ and Chatham Islands. Living inside the lip of gastropods [ACFMAnE.]

Genus: Malluvium

 
Malluvium calcareum (Suter, 1909)
Length 18mm, Width 12mm, Attached to shells
North, South, Chatham Islands, and southern ocean. Also Kermadec Islands [K.ACME.]

Genus: Sabia

 
Sabia australis (Lamarck, 1819) (=wyattae Powell)
Length 16mm, Width 12mm
Northland to Mercury Islands. On dead gastropod shells [A]
Sabia conica (Schumacher, 1817)
Length 15mm, Width 12mm, This species has a heavier shell with fewer but stronger ribs than S. australis
Eastern Australia, Queensland and NSW, and Kermadec Islands. Lives on other gastropod shells [K.]