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  • Family: Pseudococculinidae

  • Amphiplica knudseni McLean, 1988
    Length 8.4mm, Width 6.6mm, Height 3.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Tasman Basin, W of South Island CE.
  • Caymanabyssia rhina B.A. Marshall, 1985
    Length 3.7mm, Width 2.8mm, Height 0.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off White Island, Bay of Plenty, 1070-1100 metres. Alive on wood AE.
  • Caymanabyssia sinespina B.A. Marshall, 1985
    Length 2.4mm, Width 2mm, Height 0.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    White Island, Bay of Plenty, 1070-1100 metres, to Jackson Bay, Westland, 833-891 metres. Alive on wood ACME.
  • Colotrachelus hestica B.A. Marshall, 1985
    Length 2.1mm, Width 1.8mm, Height 0.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Castlepoint, 1198-1211 metres, and off Kaikoura, 1489-1723 metres. Alive on wood CE.
  • Copulabyssia gradata (B.A. Marshall, 1985)
    Length 1.95mm, Width 1.45mm, Height 0.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    White Island, Bay of Plenty and East Cape, 1075-1280 metres. Alive on wood AE.
  • Kurilabyssia antipodensis B.A. Marshall, 1985
    Length 8.7mm, Width 6.4mm, Height 2.3mm, Marine
    South Island. Off Timaru, on wood, 845-962 metres. Also off Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia, 823 metres F
  • Mesopelex zelandica B.A. Marshall, 1985
    Length 3mm, Width 2.5mm, Height 1.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Aldermen Islands, Bay of Plenty, alive in sediment 433-872 metres AE.
  • Notocrater craticulatus (Suter, 1908)
    Length 4mm, Width 3mm, Height 2mm, Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Off Timaru, and Dusky Sound 37-738 metres FE.
  • Notocrater gracilis B.A. Marshall, 1985
    Length 2.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Hicks Bay, East Cape AE.
  • Pseudococculina gregaria B.A. Marshall, 1985
    Length 3.3mm, Marine
    South Island, off Timaru to Chatham Rise. Also New South Wales. 384-714 metres FM
  • Tentaoculus balantiophaga B.A. 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.
  • Tentaoculus haptricola B.A. Marshall, 1985
    Length 3mm, Width 2.2mm, Height 1.3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Castlepoint, 1070-1200 metres, alive on Macrocystis holdfasts CE.
  • Tentaoculus lithodicola B.A. 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 neolithodicola B.A. 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.
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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