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Species List for Genus: Melanella
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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Vanikoioidea (Superfamily) > Eulimidae (Family) > Melanella (Genus)
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  • Genus: Melanella

  • Melanella alertae (Dell, 1956)
    Height 4.5mm, Width 1.3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago
    FE.
  • Melanella archeyi (Finlay, 1928)
    Height 5.75mm, Width 2.25mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Southland, southern fiords and Chatham Islands. 10-238 metres
    FME.
  • Melanella aucklandica (Suter, 1909)
    Height 6.5mm, Width 2.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Chatham, Auckland, Bounty and Antipodes Islands
    MAnE.
  • Melanella hadalis Knudsen, 1964
    Length 4.6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Trench, S of Kermadec Islands
    KE.
  • Melanella kermadecensis W.R.B. Oliver, 1915
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands
    KE.
  • Melanella luminosa B.A. Marshall, 1998
    Height 5.75mm, Width 2.25mm
    Marine, Endemic, Animal bioluminescent
    Southern Fiords, 10-283 metres, parasitic on the red (carnleyensis) form of the holothurian Ocnus brevidentis (Hutton, 1872)
    FE.
  • Melanella maoria (Powell, 1940)
    Height 19mm, Width 6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Far North
    AE.
  • Melanella maui (Dell, 1952)
    Height 2.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Tasman Sea, off west coast North Island
    CE.
  • Melanella otagoensis (Powell, 1927)
    Height 2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Puysegur Point, Fiordland
    FE.
  • Melanella oxyacme (Suter, 1908)
    Height 5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland
    AE.
  • Melanella paxillus (Hedley, 1904)
    Height 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Foveaux Strait
    FE.
  • Melanella perplexa W.R.B. Oliver, 1915
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands
    KE.
  • Melanella puhana Dell, 1956
    Height 6mm, Width 1.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago and Chatham Islands
    FME.
  • Melanella spinosa W.R.B. Oliver, 1915
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands
    KE.
  • Melanella truncata (Suter, 1908)
    Height 3mm, Width 1mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Far North
    AE.
  • Melanella vegrandis (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
    Height 7mm, Width 2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Great Barrier Island, Northland
    AE.
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