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  • Family: Turbinidae

  • Astraea heliotropium (Martyn, 1784)
    =Imperator anthropophagus Marwick, 1928, =Imperator aureolatus Montfort, 1810, =Liotia solitaria Suter, 1908, =Solarium radiatum Fischer von Waldheim, 1807, =Trochus heliotropium Martyn, 1784, =Trochus imperialis Gmelin, 1791
    Width 120mm, Height 60mm, Circular Saw Shell, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Bolma kermadecensis Beau & Ponder, 1979
    Height 36mm, Width 47mm, Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands, 135-210 metres KE.
  • Bolma recens Dell, 1967
    =Incilaster recens Dell, 1967
    Norfolk Islands, Wanganella Bank, and Kiwi Seamount, northern Three Kings Rise A
  • Cookia sulcata (Lightfoot, 1786)
    =Astraea cookii (Gmelin, 1791), =Astraea sulcata (Martyn, 1784), =Astralium pyramidale Webster, 1905, =Cookia novaezelandiae Lesson, 1832, =Cookia sulcata (Gmelin, 1791), =Imperator davisii Stowe, 1872, =Trochus cookii Gmelin, 1791, =Trochus sulcatus Martyn, 1784, =Trochus sulcatus Lightfoot, 1786, =Turbo sulcatus Gmelin, 1791
    Width 119mm, Height 90mm, Cooks Turban Shell, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Lunella smaragda (Gmelin, 1791)
    =Turbo (Lunella) radina Webster, 1905, =Turbo (Turbo) smaragdus Gmelin, 1791, =Turbo radina Webster, 1905, =Turbo smaragdus Gmelin, 1791, =Turbo smaragdus var. tricostatus Hutton, 1884, =Turbo tricostatus Hutton, 1884
    Width 91mm, Height 84mm, Common Cats Eye, Pupu, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart Island. Also recently recorded from the Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Modelia granosa (Martyn, 1784)
    =Liotia (Arene) shandi Hutton, 1873, =Trochus granosus Martyn, 1784, =Turbo (Modelia) granosus (Martyn, 1784)
    Height 92mm, Width 90mm, Southern Cats Eye, Marine, Endemic, Low tide to about 40 metres. More common in the south where it usually grows to a larger size
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFME.
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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