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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Vanikoioidea (Superfamily) > Eulimidae (Family) > Melanella (Genus)
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  • Melanella alertae (Dell, 1956)
    Height 4.5mm, Width 1.3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago FE.
  • Melanella archeyi (Finlay, 1928)
    Height 5.75mm, Width 2.25mm, Marine, Endemic
    Southland, southern fiords and Chatham Islands. 10-238 metres FME.
  • Melanella aucklandica (Suter, 1909)
    Height 6.5mm, Width 2.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Chatham, Auckland, Bounty and Antipodes Islands MAnE.
  • Melanella hadalis Knudsen, 1964
    Length 4.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Trench, S of Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Melanella kermadecensis Oliver, 1915
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Melanella luminosa Marshall, 1998
    Height 5.75mm, Width 2.25mm, Marine, Endemic. Animal bioluminescent
    Southern Fiords, 10-283 metres, parasitic on the red (carnleyensis) form of the holothurian Ocnus brevidentis (Hutton, 1872) FE.
  • Melanella maoria (Powell, 1940)
    Height 19mm, Width 6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Far North AE.
  • Melanella maui (Dell, 1952)
    Height 2.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Tasman Sea, off west coast North Island CE.
  • Melanella otagoensis (Powell, 1927)
    Height 2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Puysegur Point, Fiordland FE.
  • Melanella oxyacme (Suter, 1908)
    Height 5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland AE.
  • Melanella paxillus (Hedley, 1904)
    Height 3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Foveaux Strait FE.
  • Melanella perplexa Oliver, 1915
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Melanella puhana Dell, 1956
    Height 6mm, Width 1.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago and Chatham Islands FME.
  • Melanella spinosa Oliver, 1915
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Melanella truncata (Suter, 1908)
    Height 3mm, Width 1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Far North AE.
  • Melanella vegrandis (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
    Height 7mm, Width 2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Great Barrier Island, Northland AE.
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.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil