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Nuculanidae: Nuculaninae

  • Jupiteria manawatawhia (Powell, 1937)
    Height 2.9mm, Width 4.2mm, Thickness 2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, Ranfurly Bank, East Cape and Challenger Plateau ACE.
  • Jupiteria wolffi Dell, 1956
    Height 5mm, Length 8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland, Bay of Plenty, Otago, Chatham Rise and off Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Nuculana investigator Dell, 1952
    Height 2.3mm, Width 4.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Tasman Sea. Off West Coast North Island 980 metres CE.
  • Poroleda lanceolata (Hutton, 1885)
    Length 18mm, Height 6mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. In soft mud from 10-180 metres ACFME.
  • Saccella hedleyi (Fleming, 1951)
    (=zealedaformis Dell, =morioria Dell)
    Length 8.2mm, Height 5mm, Thickness 4mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island and Chatham Rise ACME.
  • Saccella maxwelli Beu, 2006
    (=bellula of authors not Adams)
    Length 10mm, Height 5.2mm, Thickness 4mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Nuculanidae: Ledellinae

  • Ledella finlayi Powell, 1935
    Length 4.5mm, Height 3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off North Cape to Otago and Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Ledella herdmani Dell, 1953
    Length 2.5mm, Height 1.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    East Cape to Otago and Chatham Rise ME.
  • Ledella kermadecensis Knudsen, 1970
    Length 5.4mm, Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Trench, 8210-8300 metres KAE.
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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