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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochida (Order) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Skeneidae (Family)
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  • Family: Skeneidae

  • Bruceiella laevigata B.A. Marshall, 1994
    Height 1.7mm, Diameter 1.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    NE of Chatham Islands, 1242 metres on whalebone ME.
  • Bruceiella pruinosa B.A. Marshall, 1994
    Width 1.4mm, Height 1.7mm, Marine, Endemic
    Challenger Plateau, on whalebone, 908-912 metres CE.
  • Cirsonella consobrina Powell, 1930
    Width 1.2mm, Height 0.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island. Off Northland 10-20 metres AE.
  • Cirsonella densilirata Suter, 1908
    Width 2.3mm, Height 1.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    South Island. From off Lyttelton to off Auckland and Shares Islands CFAnE.
  • Cirsonella laxa Powell, 1937
    Width 1.3mm, Height 0.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, Mahia and Snares Islands ACAnE.
  • Cirsonella maoria (Powell, 1937)
    Width 1.7mm, Height 1.3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 260 metres AE.
  • Cirsonella paradoxa Powell, 1937
    Width 1.5mm, Height 1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 260 metres AE.
  • Cirsonella parvula Powell, 1926
    Width 0.9mm, Height 0.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    South Island, Off Lyttelton CFAnE.
  • Cirsonella pisiformis Powell, 1937
    Width 1.5mm, Height 1.3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 260 metres AE.
  • Cirsonella propelaxa Dell, 1956
    Width 3mm, Height 2.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off South Island East Coast, and off Chatham Islands FME.
  • Cirsonella variecostata Powell, 1940
    Width 0.9mm, Height 0.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 250 metres. Chalky Sound, 12 metres AFE.
  • Cirsonella waikukuensis Powell, 1937
    Height 0.7mm, Width 0.9mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off North Cape AE.
  • Dillwynella haptricola B.A. Marshall, 1988
    Height 3.2mm, Diameter 3.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Central NZ, deep. South of Castlepoint, Chatham Islands CME.
  • Dillwynella ingens B.A. Marshall, 1988
    Height 4.8mm, Diameter 5.65mm, Marine, Endemic
    North & central NZ, Chatham Islands, deep ACME.
  • Dillwynella lignicola B.A. Marshall, 1988
    Height 3.5mm, Diameter 4.05mm, Marine, Endemic
    N & central NZ, Chatham Islands, deep, living on wood ACME.
  • Liotella aupouria Powell, 1937
    Height 0.6mm, Width 1.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands AE.
  • Liotella indigens Finlay, 1927
    Height 0.55mm, Width 0.95mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands and Northland AE.
  • Liotella mackenae Dell, 1956
    Height 1.3mm, Width 1.6mm, Marine
    Off Chatham Islands M
  • Liotella polypleura (Hedley, 1904)
    Height 0.6mm, Width 0.9mm, Marine
    Throughout NZ and offshore islands ACFMAn
  • Liotella rotula (Suter, 1908)
    Height 1.0mm, Width 1.7mm, Marine
    From Three Kings Islands to Snares and Auckland Islands ACFAn
  • Lodderia eumorpha (Suter, 1908)
    Height 1.3mm, Width 1.7mm, Marine, Endemic
    Snares and Auckland Islands FAnE.
  • Lodderia eumorpha cookiana (Dell, 1952)
    Height 1.1mm, Width 1.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Mernoo Bank, Chatham Rise CME.
  • Lodderia iota Powell, 1940
    Height 0.55mm, Width 0.65mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland AE.
  • Lodderia waitemata Powell, 1940
    Width 0.5mm, Height 0.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island. Auckland. In shell sand and on seaweed from low tide AE.
  • Philorene texturata W.R.B. Oliver, 1915
    Width 2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Tasmocrossea benthicola Dell, 1952
    Height 1.05mm, Width 0.97mm, Marine, Endemic
    Tasman Sea CE.
  • Zalipais benthicola Powell, 1927
    Height 0.5mm, Width 0.9mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Otago and off Snares Islands FAnE.
  • Zalipais lissa (Suter, 1908)
    Height 0.6mm, Width 1.0mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Otago, and Chatham Islands ACFMAnE.
  • Zalipais turneri Powell, 1939
    Height 0.75mm, Width 0.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Stewart Island 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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L =
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
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