Species List for Family: Epitoniidae
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Ptenoglossa (Order) > Epitonioidea (Superfamily) > Epitoniidae
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Height 10mm, Width 3.5mm, Marine, Endemic
North Island, Cook Strait and eastern South Island ACE.
Height 30mm, Width 11mm, Wentletrap, Marine, Endemic
Three Kings Islands, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFME.
Height 7mm, Width 3mm, Marine, Endemic
North Island, Hawkes Bay to Chatham Islands CFME.
Kuroda & Habe, 1961
Height 83mm Width 22.4mm, Marine
Off Three Kings Islands, Norfolk Islands, Japan. 200-730 metres A
Epitonium (Hyaloscala) jukesianum
Height 13mm, Width 4mm, Wentletrap, Marine, Endemic
North Island to Cook Strait. Also Tasmania and from New South Wales to Western Australia ACE.
Epitonium (Lamelliscala) minorum
Height 14mm, Width 5mm, Wentletrap, Marine, In shallow water on fine sand, in open coast situations
Northland east coast. Also New South Wales, Australia AC
Epitonium (Papyriscala) tenellum
Height 20mm, Width 9mm, Wentletrap, Marine, Endemic, In sheltered shallow water, on silty sand
Northland to Bay of Plenty, in silty sand. Also Queensland to Victoria, Australia ACE.
Epitonium (Pomiscala) lamellosa
Height 32mm, Width 13mm, Marine, Umbilicus is closed, there is a spiral rib on the base of the body whorl, and a brown band is present at the top of whorls
Kermadec, Australia and Northland, NZ KA
Height 38mm, Width 40mm, Violet Snail, Marine, Pelagic, feeds mainly on colonial cnidarians (Physalia, Velella, Porpita)
World wide ACFM
Height 23mm, Width 21mm, Violet Snail, Marine, Pelagic, feeds mainly on colonial cnidarians (Physalia, Velella, Porpita). Strong and widely spaced growth ridges
Commonly washed ashore on west coast beaches ACFM
Height 32mm, Width 26mm, Violet Snail, Marine, Pelagic, feeds mainly on colonial cnidarians (Physalia, Velella, Porpita)
Occasionally washed ashore on Northland east coast beaches, down to Awhitu Peninsula on the west coast, and eastern Bay of Plenty A
Height 16mm, Width 15mm, Marine, Pelagic, feeds mainly on colonial cnidarians (Physalia, Velella, Porpita). Fine and closely spaced growth ridges
Kermadec Islands and Northern NZ KA
Petit de la Saussaye)
Height 37mm, Width 26mm, Marine, Pelagic, feeds on floating Minyadidae anemones
Washed ashore Northland to Bay of Plenty KA