Species Images
Holotype, collected 24 Aug 1972, off Hutchison Bluff, Raoul Island, NZ. (M.234189). 60mm. © 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.
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 =
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
I =

Xenophora neozelanica kermadecensis Ponder, 1983

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Width 70mm, Height 35mm
Distribution:Off Kermadec Islands, dredged around 100 metres
Geographical Range:K.E.
References and Publications:
  • Enderby, T., Enderby, J. Oct/2006: The Original Shell Collector - The Carrier Shell, Poirieria, 32 (p.34)
  • 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.219)
  • Ponder, W.F. 1983: A Revision of Xenophoridae of the World and of the Australian Fossil Species (Mollusca: Gastropoda), Australian Museum Memoir, 17 (p.34)

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