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  • Subfamily: Nassariinae

  • Nassarius aoteanus Finlay, 1927
    =Nassarius (Alectrion) aoteanus Finlay, 1926
    Height 36mm, Width 20mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland east coast, from North Cape to East Cape, 2-113 metres AE.
  • Nassarius berniceae Willan & Beechey, 2015
    =Nassarius berniceae Willan & Beechey, 2015, =Nassarius gaudiosus of authors, not Hinds
    Height 25mm, Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Nassarius glans particeps (Hedley, 1915)
    =Arcularia particeps Hedley, 1915, =Nassa particeps (Hedley, 1915), =Nassarius (Alectrion) glans particeps (Hedley, 1915) accepted, alternate representation, =Nassarius particeps (Hedley, 1915)
    Height 28mm, Width 13mm, Marine
    Northland east coast Cavalli Islands. Also New South Wales, Australia. Subtidal to approximately 77 metres, in sand A
  • Nassarius himeroessa (Melvill & Standen, 1903)
    =Nassa (Alectryon) himeroessa Melvill & Standen, 1903, =Nassa innocens Thiele, 1925, =Nassarius (Alectrion) himeroessa (Melvill & Standen, 1903), =Nassarius (Niotha) himeroessa (Melvill & Standen, 1903)
    Length 6.4mm, Marine
    Off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands K
  • Nassarius nodiferus (Powys, 1835)
    =Nassa (Alectrion) nodifera Powys, 1835, =Nassa (Alectryon) nodifera Powys, 1835, =Nassa (Telasco) stoliczkana G. & H. Nevill, 1874, =Nassa (Uzita) nodifera Powys, 1835, =Nassa nodifera Powys, 1835, =Nassa stolida A. Adams, 1852, =Nassarius (Niotha) nodifer (Powys, 1835), =Nassarius (Niotha) nodiferus (Powys, 1835), =Niotha nodifer (Powys, 1835)
    Length 23mm, Marine
    From Mauritius to China, the New Hebrides, and Kermadec Islands K
  • Nassarius spiratus (A. Adams, 1852)
    =Alectrion spiratus (A. Adams, 1852), =Nassa spirata A. Adams, 1852, =Nassarius (Alectrion) spiratus (A. Adams, 1852)
    Height 25mm, Width 14mm, Marine
    Northland east coast. From low tide to over 20 metres. Also NSW Australia, and Lord Howe Island KA
  • Tritia burchardi (Dunker in Philippi, 1849)
    =Buccinum burchardi Dunker, 1849, =Nassa (Arcularia) labecula A. Adams, 1852, =Nassa burchardi (Dunker, 1849), =Nassa labecula A. Adams, 1852, =Nassarius (Parcanassa) ellana (Iredale, 1936), =Nassarius (Plicarcularia) burchardi (Dunker, 1849), =Nassarius burchardi (Dunker, 1849), =Nassarius ellana (Iredale, 1936), =Parcanassa burchardi (Dunker, 1849), =Parcanassa ellana Iredale, 1936
    Height 13mm, Width 7mm, Marine, Introduced
    Recently discovered around Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, and Whangarei Harbour. Appears to be spreading throughout Northland. Also Queensland - W.Australia and Tasmania AI.
  • Tritia ephamilla (R.B. Watson, 1882)
    =Alectrion dissimilis (R.B. Watson, 1886), =Alectrion ephamillus (R.B. Watson, 1882), =Arcularia dipsacoides Hedley, 1907, =Nassa (Tritia) ephamilla R.B. Watson, 1882 accepted, alternate representation, =Nassa dissimilis R.B. Watson, 1886, =Nassa ephamilla R.B. Watson, 1882, =Nassarius (Cryptonassarius) ephamillus (R.B. Watson, 1882), =Nassarius dipsacoides (Hedley, 1907), =Nassarius dissimilis (R.B. Watson, 1886), =Nassarius ephamillus (R.B. Watson, 1882), =Reticunassa dipsacoides (Hedley, 1907), =Reticunassa flindersi Cotton & Godfrey, 1938
    Height 22mm, Width 12mm, Marine
    North, South and Chatham Islands. Trawled from 400 to 1800 metres. Also New South Wales along the eastern coast of Australia to Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania KACFM
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.
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