Species Images
Holotype, collected 02 Sep 1951, off Stephens Island, Cook Strait, NZ. (M.008833). 4.2mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
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

Herpetopoma alacerrimum Dell, 1956

Classification:Gastropoda - Vetigastropoda
Family:CHILODONTIDAE
Size/Grows to:Width 5mm, Height 5mm
Distribution:North Island and Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:CE.
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.52)