Details: Tritia burchardi (Dunker in Philippi, 1849)
Height 13mm, Width 7mm
Recently discovered around Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, and Whangarei Harbour. Appears to be spreading throughout Northland. Also Queensland - W.Australia and Tasmania
References and Publications
Walton, K., Couper, J. Nov/2020 Range expansion of the adventive marine snail Tritia burchardi (Dunker, 1849) in New Zealand, Cookia, 32 (p.2)
Townsend, M., Marshall, B.A., Greenfield, B.L. 2010 First records of the Australian dog whelk, Nassarius (Plicarcularia) burchardi (Dunker in Philippi, 1849) (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 44 (p.345)
Cernohorsky, W.O. 1981 Revision of the Australian and New Zealand Tertiary and Recent species of the family Nassariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda), Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 18 (p.248)
Cernohorsky, W.O. 1972 Indo-Pacific Nassariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda), Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 9 (p.139)
Key to 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.
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