Species Images
Far North, in beach drift. 26mm
Far North. 29mm
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 =

Sigapatella terraenovae Peile, 1924

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Width 30mm, Height 20mm
Synonyms:(=Zegalerus Finlay,1927)
(=crater Finlay, =tumens Finlay)
Distribution:Off Three Kings Islands, Far North and Ranfurly Bank, East Cape. Attached to hard substrate, 27-93 metres
Geographical Range:ACE.
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A. 2003: A review of the Recent and late Cenozoic Calyptraeidae of New Zealand (Mollusca: Gastropoda), The Veliger, 46(2) (p.131)
  • Cumber, R.A. Aug/1981: An unusual form of Zegalerus sp. from Great Exhibition Bay, Poirieria, 11(1) (p.5)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.149)

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

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