Species Images
Far North, on Zostera flats. 22mm
Occasionally found at low tide in sand throughout Northland
Egg rings in a shallow rock pool at low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. 30-40mm diameter
Alive in sandy rock pools at low tide, Far North, NZ. 15mm
Crawling over rocks just below low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. Animal approx. 20mm
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 =

Notocochlis gualtieriana (Récluz, 1844)

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Naticoidea (Superfamily) > Naticidae (Family) > Naticinae (Subfamily) > Notocochlis (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Height 30mm, Width 22mm
Synonyms:(=migratoria Powell)
Distribution:W Pacific, Kermadec Islands. Northland. Far North to Whangarei Heads, from low tide
Geographical Range:KA
Moon Snail. Marine
References and Publications:
  • 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.220)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.154)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1927: On a large Tonna and two other Gastropods of Australian origins, Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 57 (p.560)

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