Throughout New Zealand. Chatham and Auckland Islands. On sheltered mid-tidal rocks
Marine, Endemic, Purplish-black with pale yellow flecks
References and Publications
Spencer, H.G. Sep/2009 Name changes for some common intertidal snails, Poirieria, 34 (p.6)
Spencer, H.G., Marshall, B.A., Waters, J.M. 2009 Systematics and phylogeny of a new cryptic species of Diloma Philippi (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Trochidae) from a novel habitat, the bull kelp holdfast communities of Southern New Zealand, Invertebrate Systematics, 23 (p.21)
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.110)
Powell, A.W.B. 1979New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.53)
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 approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
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