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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Olivoidea (Superfamily) > Ancillariidae (Family) > Amalda (Genus)
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  • Genus: Amalda

  • Amalda australis (G.B. Sowerby I, 1830)
    Height 40mm, Width 18mm, Southern Olive, Marine, Endemic, Often found on sandy flats in harbours
    North Island and northern part of South Island down to Banks Peninsula. From low tide to about 20 metres, in sand ACE.
  • Amalda bathamae (Dell, 1956)
    Height 37mm, Width 19mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago, South Island, and off subantarctic islands FAnE.
  • Amalda benthicola (Dell, 1956)
    Height 22mm, Marine, Endemic
    Southern South Island, Auckland and Chatham Islands. Trawled 350-600 metres FMAnE.
  • Amalda depressa (G.B. Sowerby II, 1859)
    Height 20mm, Width 12mm, Olive, Marine, Endemic
    North Island and northern part of South Island ACE.
  • Amalda mucronata (G.B. Sowerby I, 1830)
    Height 61mm, Width 26mm, Olive, Marine, Endemic, Narrower and paler in colouration than A.australis
    North Island and northern part of South Island from low water to approx. 450 metres ACE.
  • Amalda northlandica (Hart, 1995)
    Height 17mm, Width 8mm, Olive, Marine, Endemic
    NE North Island, shallow AE.
  • Amalda novaezelandiae (G.B. Sowerby II, 1859)
    Height 15mm, Width 6mm, Olive, Marine, Endemic
    North Island and north part of South Island, and Chatham Rise, from shallow water to approx. 550 metres ACME.
  • Amalda raoulensis (Powell, 1967)
    Height 56mm, Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands to Colville Ridge, north of NZ. Dead specimens washed up on beaches, and to 274 metres KAE.
  • Amalda southlandica (Fleming, 1948)
    Marine, Endemic
    Fiordland FE.
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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