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Nuculidae: Nuculinae

  • Austronucula galatheae Dell, 1956
    Height 1.7mm, Width 2.2mm, Thickness 1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Tasman Sea, off West Nelson CE.
  • Austronucula schencki Powell, 1939
    Height 1.0mm, Width 1.15mm, Marine, Endemic
    Stewart Island and Snares Islands, also recently recorded from the Chatham Islands FMAnE.
  • Linucula hartvigiana (Dohrn, 1864)
    Height 7mm, Width 8mm, Thickness 5.8mm, Nut Shell. Marine, Endemic. Common on Zostera, sea-grass flats
    Throughout NZ, Chathams, Auckland and Campbell Islands ACFMAnE.
  • Linucula recens Dell, 1956
    Height 3.5mm, Width 4mm, Thickness 2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off North, South Islands to Otago, Tasman Sea and Chatham Rise ACFME.
  • Nucula (Nucula) certisinus Finlay, 1930
    Height 1.6mm, Width 1.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Doubtless Bay, Northland AE.
  • Nucula (Nucula) nitidula A. Adams, 1856
    Height 8mm, Width 8mm, Thickness 4.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Throughout NZ. Stewart, Snares and Chatham Islands ACFMAnE.
  • Nucula (Nucula) nitidulaformis Powell, 1971
    Height 4.5mm, Width 4.8mm, Thickness 2.9mm, Marine
    Bay of Plenty, North Island A
  • Nucula (Nucula) rossiana Finlay, 1930
    Height 5mm, Width 5.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Fiordland, Stewart, Auckland, Campbell and Antipodes Islands. Under stones at low tide to around 35 metres FMAnE.
  • Pronucula bollonsi Powell, 1955
    Height 2mm, Width 2.3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Auckland Islands, 10-180 metres AnE.
  • Pronucula kermadecensis Oliver, 1915
    Kermadec Islands K
  • Pronucula maoria Powell, 1937
    Height 1.5mm, Width 1.8mm, Thickness 1.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands AE.
  • Pronucula mesembrina Hedley, 1916
    Height 1.7mm, Width 2.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Macquarie Island AnE.
  • Pronucula tenuis Powell, 1927
    Height 1mm, Width 1.5mm, Thickness 0.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    North and South Island, South West Otago. Off Snares and Antipodes Islands ACFAnE.
  • Ennucula strangei (A. Adams, 1856)
    Height 11mm, Width 13mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart Islands and Chatham Rise ACFME.
  • Ennucula strangeiformis (Dell, 1956)
    Height 4.8mm, Width 5.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    East Cape to Chatham Rise. Cook Strait and Challenger Plateau CME.
Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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
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North Island
S =
South Island
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