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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Buccinoidea (Superfamily) > Nassariidae (Family) > Nassariinae (Subfamily)
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  • Subfamily: Nassariinae

  • Nassarius aoteanus Finlay, 1927
    Height 36mm, Width 20mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland east coast, from North Cape to East Cape, 2-113 metres AE.
  • Nassarius berniceae Willan & Beechey, 2015
    Height 25mm, Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Nassarius glans particeps (Hedley, 1915)
    Height 28mm, Width 13mm, Marine
    Northland east coast Cavalli Islands. Also New South Wales, Australia. Subtidal to approximately 77 metres, in sand A
  • Nassarius himeroessa (Melvill & Standen, 1903)
    Length 6.4mm, Marine
    Off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands K
  • Nassarius nodiferus (Powys, 1835)
    Length 23mm, Marine
    From Mauritius to China, the New Hebrides, and Kermadec Islands K
  • Nassarius spiratus (A. Adams, 1852)
    Height 25mm, Width 14mm, Marine
    Northland east coast. From low tide to over 20 metres. Also NSW Australia, and Lord Howe Island KA
  • Tritia burchardi (Dunker in Philippi, 1849)
    Height 13mm, Width 7mm, Marine, Introduced
    Recently discovered around Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, and Whangarei Harbour. Appears to be spreading throughout Northland. Also Queensland - W.Australia and Tasmania AI.
  • Tritia ephamilla (R.B. Watson, 1882)
    Height 22mm, Width 12mm, Marine
    North, South and Chatham Islands. Trawled from 400 to 1800 metres. Also New South Wales along the eastern coast of Australia to Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania KACFM
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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