Species Images
Dredged in deep water off the Chatham Rise. 106mm
delli form - From deep water off Hawkes Bay. 106mm
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 =

Antarctoneptunea benthicolus Dell, 1956

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Height 100mm, Width 40mm
Synonyms:(=delli Powell)
Distribution:Deep water off North,South, Stewart Island and Chatham Rise
Geographical Range:ACFMAnE.
References and Publications:
  • Vaux, F., Hills, S.F.K., Marshall, B.A., Trewick, S.A., Morgan-Richards, M. 2017: A phylogeny of Southern Hemisphere whelks (Gastropoda: Buccinulidae) and concordance with the fossil record, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 114 (p.367)
  • Dell, R.K. 1995: New species and records of deep-water Mollusca from off New Zealand, Tuhinga: Records of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2 (p.13)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.201)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.

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