Species Images
Bream Bay, Whangarei. 29mm
A common Olive Shell found buried in sand in shallow water
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

Amalda (Baryspira) australis (G.B.Sowerby I, 1830)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:OLIVIDAE
Size/Grows to:Height 40mm, Width 18mm
Distribution:North Island and northern part of South Island. From low tide, in sand
Geographical Range:ACE.
Notes:
Olive
References and Publications:
  • Scott, I. Aug/1985: Some observations on Amalda depressa, Poirieria, 14(2) (p.13)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.208)
  • Grange, K.R. Mar/1976: Observations on the feeding habits of Baryspira australis, Poirieria, 8(3)