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Species List for Genus: Potamopyrgus
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Truncatelloidea (Superfamily) > Tateidae (Family) > Potamopyrgus (Genus)
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  • Genus: Potamopyrgus

  • Potamopyrgus acus Haase, 2008
    Height 8.6mm, Freshwater, Endemic, In litter on rocks in a wet gully
    North Island. Port Waikato. Only known from type locality Fw.N.E.
  • Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray in Dieffenbach, 1843)
    (=zelandiae, egenus, spelaeus, badia, corolla, cumingiana, salleana)
    Height 12mm, Freshwater, Endemic
    North and South Island. Also introduced to Australia, Europe, North America and Japan Fw.N.S.E.
  • Potamopyrgus dawbini Powell, 1955
    Height 3.1mm, Width 1.8mm, Freshwater, Endemic
    Auckland Islands Fw.E.
  • Potamopyrgus doci Haase, 2008
    Freshwater, Endemic
    North Island. Waitomo Caves, spring at exit of Ruakuri Cave Fw.N.E.
  • Potamopyrgus estuarinus Winterbourn, 1971
    Height 7mm, Brackish, Freshwater, Endemic
    North and South Island. Brackish streams Fw.N.S.E.
  • Potamopyrgus kaitunuparaoa Haase, 2008
    Freshwater, Endemic
    North Island. Upper Mokau River estuary Fw.N.E.
  • Potamopyrgus oppidanus Haase, 2008
    Height 2.8mm, Width 1.2mm, Freshwater, Endemic
    North Island. Wellington. Only known from the type locality Fw.N.E.
  • Potamopyrgus troglodytes (Climo, 1974)
    Height 2mm, Freshwater, Subterranean, Endemic
    King Country, North Island Fw.N.E.
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 approximation 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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