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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Seguenziida (Order) > Seguenzioidea (Superfamily) > Chilodontaidae (Family)
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  • Family: Chilodontaidae

  • Danilia insperata Beu & Climo, 1974
    Width 11mm, Height 13mm, Marine, Endemic
    Deep water off Cook Strait. Nicholson Canyon, off Turakirae Head CE.
  • Herpetopoma alacerrimum Dell, 1956
    Width 5mm, Height 5mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island and Chatham Islands CE.
  • Herpetopoma bellum (Hutton, 1873)
    Width 6.5mm, Height 6.5mm, Marine, Endemic, Common under stones at low tide, often covered by a bright red or orange sponge
    North Island and Chatham Islands ACME.
  • Herpetopoma benthicola Powell, 1937
    Height 3.5mm, Width 3.0mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands to Northland AE.
  • Herpetopoma larochei (Powell, 1926)
    Height 4.9mm, Width 5.0mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island, Northland to Mahia ACE.
  • Herpetopoma mariae Finlay, 1930
    Height 17mm, Width 14.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland AE.
  • Herpetopoma pruinosum (B.A. Marshall, 1979)
    Height 3.3mm, Width 2.85mm, Marine, Endemic
    E of Chanter Islets, Raoul Island KE.
  • Vaceuchelus foveolatus (A. Adams, 1853)
    Height 5.5mm, Width 5.3mm, Marine
    Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands K
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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