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Species List for Family: Hipponicidae
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Vanikoioidea (Superfamily) > Hipponicidae (Family)
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  • Family: Hipponicidae

  • Antisabia sp. cf. foliacea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
    Marine
    Kermadec Islands. Low tide to 15 metres in crevices on reefs. Also Poor Knights Islands K
  • Hipponix liberatus (Pease, 1868)
    Length 12mm, Width 16mm, Marine
    Tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific, Mauritius, Western Australia, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island and Northland east coast. Rare, in beach drift A
  • Leptonotis perplexus (Suter, 1907)
    Length 20mm, Width 15mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, throughout NZ and Chatham Islands. Living inside the lip of gastropods ACFMAnE.
  • Malluvium calcareum (Suter, 1909)
    Length 18mm, Width 12mm, Marine, Endemic, Attached to shells
    North, South, Chatham Islands, and southern ocean. Also Kermadec Islands KACME.
  • Sabia conica (Schumacher, 1817)
    Length 15mm, Width 12mm, Marine, This species has a heavier shell with fewer but stronger ribs than S. australis
    Eastern Australia, Queensland and NSW, and Kermadec Islands. Lives on other gastropod shells K
  • Sabia australis (Lamarck, 1819)
    (=wyattae Powell)
    Length 16mm, Width 12mm, Marine
    Northland to Mercury Islands. On dead gastropod shells A
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