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Species List for Genus: Tentaoculus
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Lepetelllida (Order) > Lepetelloidea (Superfamily) > Pseudococculinidae (Family) > Tentaoculus (Genus)
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  • Genus: Tentaoculus

  • Tentaoculus haptricola Marshall, 1985
    Length 3mm, Width 2.2mm, Height 1.3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Castlepoint, 1070-1200 metres, alive on Macrocystis holdfasts CE.
  • Tentaoculus lithodicola Marshall, 1985
    Length 2.95mm, Width 2.05mm, Height 0.95mm, Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Off Kaikoura, 400 metres, living on Stone Crab carapace CE.
  • Tentaoculus neolithidicola Marshall, 1985
    Length 2.95mm, Width 2mm, Height 0.95mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Jackson Bay, South Island West Coast, 1027-1041 metres. Alive on carapace and legs of stone crab CE.
  • Tentaoculus balantiophaga Marshall, 1996
    Length 3.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Castlepoint, and western Chatham Rise, living within and feeding on spent skate egg cases, 1065-1335 metres CME.
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