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Vermetidae

  • Dendropoma planata (Suter, 1913)
    Width 10mm, Height 4mm, Marine, Endemic
    Kapati Island CE.
  • Dendropoma squamifera Ponder, 1967
    Diameter 10mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland east coast. Attached to rocks AE.
  • Novastoa lamellosa (Hutton, 1873)
    Diameter 5-6mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island and Chatham Islands ACME.
  • Thylacodes aotearoicus Morton, 1951
    Marine, Endemic. Darker colour than Thylacodes zelandicus
    North Island AE.
  • Thylacodes zelandicus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
    Diameter 8-10mm, Marine, Endemic
    North and South Islands, often on Atrina shells 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