Species Images
Holotype, collected 20 Aug 1966, Bell Block, New Plymouth, NZ. (M.024112). © 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
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Potamopyrgus estuarinus Winterbourn, 1971

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda
Family:TATEIDAE
Size/Grows to:Height 7mm
Distribution:North and South Island. Brackish streams
Notes:
Freshwater, Endemic
References and Publications:
  • Haase, M. 2008: The radiation of hydrobiid gastropods in New Zealand: a revision including the description of new species based on morphology and mtDNA sequence information, Systematics and Biodiversity, 6(1) (p.104)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.122)

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