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  • Family: Siphonariidae

  • Benhamina obliquata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1825)
    Length 65mm, Width 44mm, Siphon Limpet, Marine, Endemic
    Cook Strait southwards. Stewart and Auckland Islands CFAnE.
  • Siphonaria australis Quoy & Gaimard, 1833
    Length 27mm, Width 21mm, Siphon Limpet, Marine, Endemic
    Throughout NZ, including Stewart, Chatham and Snares Islands ACFME.
  • Siphonaria innominata (Iredale, 1915)
    Length 27mm, Width 19mm, Height 9mm, Marine, Endemic, Apex varying from between the posterior fourth and the posterior margin, or even beyond
    Subantarctic Islands. Auckland, Campbell and Antipodes Islands FAnE.
  • Siphonaria lateralis Gould, 1846
    Length 16mm, Width 10mm, Height 5mm, Marine, Endemic, Apex within margin of lip
    Macquarie Islands. Also Straits of Magellan, Patagonia, Falklands, South Georgia AnE.
  • Siphonaria propria Jenkins, 1983
    Length 13mm, Width 10mm, Siphon Limpet, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Siphonaria raoulensis W.R.B. Oliver, 1915
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Siphonaria stewartiana (Powell, 1939)
    Length 17mm, Width 12mm, Height 7mm, Marine, Endemic, Apex projecting beyond margin of lip
    Stewart Island, Snares, Bounty Islands. On shaded rock faces near high tide level FAnE.
  • Williamia radiata nutata (Hedley, 1908)
    Height 7mm, Width 5mm, Marine
    Northland NZ and Kermadec Islands KA
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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