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Species List for Subfamily: Polinicinae
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Naticoidea (Superfamily) > Naticidae (Family) > Polinicinae (Subfamily)
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  • Subfamily: Polinicinae

  • Eunaticina papilla (Gmelin, 1791)
    (=cincta Hutton)
    Height 24mm, Marine
    Haweran - Wanganui and East Cape. Occasional recent records from Bay of Islands and Northland AC
  • Falsilunatia ambigua (Suter, 1913)
    (=powelli Dell)
    Height 18mm, Width 16mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Eastern Otago to Chatham Rise, around 400-650 metres CFME.
  • Falsilunatia amphiala (Watson, 1881)
    Height 20mm, Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Rise, Chatham Islands, Off Eastern Otago FME.
  • Falsilunatia subperforata Dell, 1956
    Height 10mm, Width 8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Eastern Otago to Chatham Rise. Trawled from around 400-600 metres ACFME.
  • Friginatica conjuncta Dell, 1953
    (=amphiala of authors not Watson)
    Height 8.5mm, Width 7.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart Island. Trawled from around 200-1250 metres ACFME.
  • Mammilla simiae (Deshayes in Deshayes & Edwards, 1838)
    Height 30mm, Width 25mm, Marine
    Northland to East Cape. Also Kermadec and Norfolk Islands. In beach drift and alive from low tide KA
  • Polinices putealis Garrard, 1961
    Height 27mm, Marine, Thinner shell than P.tawhitirahia, with an umbilicus that remains open at all stages of growth. Fawn to greenish periostracum
    Australia, Kermadec Islands and Northern NZ KA
  • Polinices tawhitirahia Powell, 1965
    Height 34mm, Width 31mm, Marine, Heavy shell with thick callus that completely fills umbilicus. Colourless periostracum, fewer protoconch whorls than P. putealis, and a broader first protoconch whorl
    Northland to Poor Knights Islands. Also Norfolk Islands KA
  • Uberella alacris Dell, 1956
    Height 4.7mm, Width 5.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago, trawled from around 475-550 metres FE.
  • Uberella barrierensis (Marwick, 1924)
    Height 5mm, Width 5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off East Coast North Island to Cook Strait and Chatham Islands ACME.
  • Uberella denticulifera (Marwick, 1924)
    Height 9mm, Width 8mm, Marine, Recent, Fossil, Endemic
    Off East Cape, off Milford Sound CFMR.Fo.E.
  • Uberella vitrea (Hutton, 1873)
    Height 8mm, Width 7mm, Marine, Endemic
    Stewart Island, in shell sand. Off Snares, Bounty, Auckland and Chatham Islands FMAnE.
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