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
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Melanoides tuberculatus (Müller, 1774)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Sorbeoconcha
Family:THIARIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 32mm
Distribution:Geothermal spring near Taupo, North Island
Notes:
Freshwater, Introduced
References and Publications:
  • Duggan, I.C. 2002: First record of a wild population of the tropical snail Melanoides tuberculata in New Zealand natural waters, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 36(4) (p.825)

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