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  • Genus: Liarea

  • Liarea aupouria Powell, 1954
    Height 13mm, Width 6mm
    Land, Endemic, Hydrophanous colour pattern, ranging from simple broad reddish-brown axial streaks to complicated zigzags and chevrons
    Far North, Northland
  • Liarea aupouria tara Powell, 1954
    Height 10mm, Width 4mm
    Land, Endemic, Smaller and more slender form of aupouria. Hydrophanous colour pattern, with diffused axial streaks in dark olive-brown on a buff ground, and a single spiral band of dark brown around the upper base
    Far North, Northland
  • Liarea bicarinata (Suter, 1907)
    Height 7mm, Width 5mm
    Land, Endemic, A small species, formerly classified as a Cytora. Shape turbinate, umbilicate and with the base bicarinate
    Northland, Whangarei
  • Liarea egea (Gray, 1850)
    Height 7mm, Width 4.5mm
    Land, Endemic, Colour pattern consisting of a broad spiral brown band on the upper base, and a hydrophanous pattern of irregular axial streaks on the spire
    North Island. Waikato and Rotorua, northward to Wellsford. Little Barrier and Chickens Islands
  • Liarea egea tessellata Powell, 1954
    Height 10mm, Width 5mm
    Land, Endemic, Larger and taller than egea, with an extra half to one whorl, and has a more complicated hydrophanous pattern of zigzag and tesselations
    Northland. Warkworth to Mangamuka Gorge
  • Liarea hochstetteri (L. Pfeiffer, 1861)
    Height 10mm, Width 6mm
    Land, Endemic, Has a broad flange surrounding the peristome. Sculptured with closely spaced narrow axial plications, uniformly dark horny or sepia, and never with a colour pattern or hydrophanous pattern
    Northland. Awanui to Hokianga, Bay of Islands and Wellsford
  • Liarea hochstetteri alta Powell, 1954
    Height 13mm, Width 6mm
    Land, Endemic, Larger than typical hochstetteri and has a relatively much taller spire. The peristome is broadly expanded as in the ecotype from Herekino and the other western perhumid areas
    Whangarei, Northland
  • Liarea hochstetteri carinella (L. Pfeiffer, 1861)
    Height 8mm, Width 5.5mm
    Land, Endemic, Constantly smaller and more slender spired than the typical species. Colour uniformly light brown, without any hydrophanous markings
    North Island. Waitakere Range, Auckland, Kawau Island to Awakino Gorge
  • Liarea lepida (Suter, 1904)
    Height 7.5mm, Width 4mm
    Land, Endemic, Sculpture of closely spaced regular very oblique narrow membranous axials, becoming obsolete over the body whorl and absent from the base. Colour pale olive, with a hydropanous pattern of irregular pale buff maculations, of rimilar pattening in darker-brown. The base is uniformly olive to dark brown without markings or zones
    North Island. Wellington to Levin, and through to Hawkes Bay
  • Liarea ornata Powell, 1954
    Height 8.5mm, Width 5mm
    Land, Endemic, Colour dark reddish-brown with a conspicuous hydrophanous pattern in pale buff, in the form of elaborate chevrons. The base uniformly dark brown, the umbilical cavity and outer lip flange pale brown
    North Island. North of Auckland
  • Liarea turriculata (L. Pfeiffer, 1855)
    Height 11mm, Width 5mm
    Land, Endemic, Yellowish-brown with a broad spiral zone of dark brown on the upeer part of the base. After the wearing down of the axials the hydrophanous epidermal pattern develops on the spire
    North Island. Northland, Auckland to Kaitaia
  • Liarea turriculata partula Powell, 1954
    Height 8mm, Width 4.5mm
    Land, Endemic, Colour pale brown with a dark reddish-brown spiral band at the top of the base, polished, a few distant weak membranous axials, but no hydrophanous pattern
    North Island, Warkworth. Also recorded from Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf
  • Liarea turriculata waipoua Powell, 1954
    Height 10mm, Width 5mm
    Land, Endemic, Colour uniformly brown, without a hydrophanous pattern, but with a spiral band of dark brown on the upper part of the base. Sculpture of closely spaced narrow membranous axials bearing short bristles
    North Island. Waipoua Kauri Forest to Hokianga
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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