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Species List for Family: Nassariidae
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Buccinoidea (Superfamily) > Nassariidae (Family)
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  • Family: Nassariidae

  • Nassarius aoteanus Finlay, 1927
    Height 36mm, Width 20mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland east coast, from North Cape to East Cape, 2-113 metres AE.
  • Nassarius glans 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 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
  • Nassarius himeroessa (Melvill & Standen, 1903)
    (=innocens Thiele)
    Length 6.4mm, Marine
    Off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands K
  • Nassarius nodifer (Powys, 1835)
    Length 23mm, Marine
    From Mauritius to China, the New Hebrides, and Kermadec Islands K
  • Nassarius berniceae Willan & Beechey, 2015
    (=gaudiosus of authors, not Hinds)
    Height 25mm, Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Tritia ephamilla (Watson, 1882)
    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
  • Tritia burchardi (Dunker in Philippi, 1849)
    Height 13mm, Width 7mm, Marine, Introduced
    Recently discovered around Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, and Whangarei Harbour. Also Queensland - W.Australia and Tasmania AI.
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