Species Images
The first Corallophilidae record from New Zealand. 16mm
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

Coralliophila bulbiformis (Conrad, 1837)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:MURICIDAE: CORALLIOPHILINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 26mm, Width 19mm
Synonyms:(=Liniaxis Laseron, =Galeropsis Hupé, =Quoyula Iredale)
Distribution:Kermadec Islands. Off Poor Knights Islands, Northland
Geographical Range:K.A
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A., Oliverio, M. 2009: The Recent Coralliophilinae of the New Zealand region, with descriptions of two new species (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Muricidae), Molluscan Research, 29(3) (p.159)
  • Brook, F.J., Marshall, B.A. 1998: The coastal molluscan fauna of the northern Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 28 (p.224)