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  • Family: Rissoidae

  • Alvania abrupta (Dell, 1956)
    Height 2mm, Width 1.4mm, Marine, Endemic
    Taiaroa Canyon, off Otago Peninsula, 550 metres FE.
  • Alvania aupouria (Powell, 1937)
    Height 2.05mm, Width 1.25mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands AE.
  • Alvania bountyensis (Dell, 1950)
    Height 2.15mm, Width 1.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Bounty Islands AnE.
  • Alvania exserta (Suter, 1908)
    Height 2.6mm, Width 1.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Otago Heads. Off Snares, Auckland and Campbell Islands FAnE.
  • Alvania gallinacea (Finlay, 1930)
    Height 3.5mm, Width 1.7mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland offshore Islands AE.
  • Alvania gradatoides (Finlay, 1930)
    Height 3.0, mm, Width 1.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Oamaru FE.
  • Alvania kermadecensis (W.R.B. Oliver, 1915)
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Alvania maclurgi (Powell, 1933)
    Height 1.8mm, Width 1.05mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Chatham and Bounty Islands MAnE.
  • Alvania pinguis (Webster, 1906)
    Height 2mm, Width 1.25mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland. Off Great Barrier Island, 200 metres AE.
  • Alvania pinguoides (Powell, 1940)
    Height 2.3mm, Width 1.3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands to Northland AE.
  • Alvania solitaria (Dell, 1956)
    Height 2.4mm, Width 1.3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Chatham Islands, trawled in approximately 240 metres ME.
  • Alvania venusta (Powell, 1926)
    Height 3.0mm, Width 1.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Lyttelton and off Chatham Rise CME.
  • Haurakia crassicosta Powell, 1955
    Height 2.45mm, Width 1.55mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Stewart Island, Snares and Auckland Islands FAnE.
  • Haurakia finlayi Powell, 1937
    Height 2.9mm, Width 1.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands AE.
  • Haurakia hamiltoni (Suter, 1898)
    Height 2.5mm, Width 1.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Throughout NZ and Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Haurakia huttoni (Suter, 1898)
    Height 2.5mm, Width 1.25mm, Marine, Endemic
    Southern part of South Island, Stewart and Snares Islands FAnE.
  • Haurakia infecta (Suter, 1908)
    Height 1.75mm, Width 1.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Throughout NZ and Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Haurakia latiambita (Ponder, 1967)
    Height 1.8mm, Width 1.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty AE.
  • Haurakia minuscula Powell, 1955
    Height 2.05mm, Width 1.34mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Auckland Islands FAnE.
  • Haurakia mobilicosta (Ponder, 1967)
    Height 1.59mm, Width 0.92mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Cape Kidnappers ACE.
  • Haurakia otagoensis (Dell, 1956)
    Height 2.6mm, Width 1.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Taiaroa Canyon, off Otago Peninsula FE.
  • Haurakia pellucida (Powell, 1937)
    Height 1.6mm, Width 1.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands AE.
  • Haurakia semireticulata (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
    Height 3.3mm, Width 1.7mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland to Bay of Plenty AE.
  • Haurakia sinuastoma (Ponder, 1967)
    Height 1.0mm, Width 0.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Far North AE.
  • Haurakia subsuturalis Dell, 1956
    Height 2.3mm, Width 1.4mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Eastern Otago FE.
  • Haurakia wallacei (W.R.B. Oliver, 1915)
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Onoba analoga (Powell, 1937)
    Height 1.8 mm, Width 0.7mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands AE.
  • Onoba delli (Ponder, 1968)
    Height 1.8mm, Width 0.9mm, Marine, Endemic
    Lower North Island. In shell sand CE.
  • Onoba duplicata (Powell, 1937)
    Height 2.85mm, Width 1.7mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands AE.
  • Onoba elegans (Ponder, 1965)
    Height 3.1mm, Width 2.15mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland AE.
  • Onoba exuta (Powell, 1937)
    Height 2.65mm, Width 1.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands AE.
  • Onoba lubrica (Suter, 1898)
    Height 2.2mm, Width 1.0mm, Marine, Endemic
    South of South Island and Stewart Island FMAnE.
  • Onoba paupereques (Finlay, 1927)
    Height 2.4mm, Width 1.4mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Poor Knights Islands and Northland AE.
  • Onoba simplex (Powell, 1927)
    Height 2.0mm, Width 0.9mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Puysegur Point, Fiordland FE.
  • Powellisetia australis (R.B. Watson, 1886)
    Height 2.5mm, Width 1.45mm, Marine
    Sub-Antarctic Islands, deep An
  • Powellisetia bilirata Ponder, 1965
    Height 1.05mm, Width 0.675mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland AE.
  • Powellisetia crassilabrum (Powell, 1940)
    Height 1.29mm, Width 1.09mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland AE.
  • Powellisetia gradata (Suter, 1908)
    Height 1.65mm, Width 1.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Otago, Stewart, Snares and Bounty Islands FAnE.
  • Powellisetia lineata (E.C. Smith, 1962)
    Height 1.41mm, Width 0.96mm, Marine, Endemic, Low tide in algae
    Stewart Island FE.
  • Powellisetia microstriata (R. Murdoch, 1905)
    Height 2.07mm, Width 1.11mm, Marine, Endemic
    Deep water off South Island, Snares and Bounty Islands FAnE.
  • Powellisetia porcellana (Suter, 1908)
    Height 1.8mm, Width 1.3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off south of the South Island and Snares Islands FAnE.
  • Powellisetia porcellanoides (Powell, 1937)
    Height 1.35mm, Width 0.88mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands to Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty AE.
  • Powellisetia retusa (Powell, 1927)
    Height 1.8mm, Width 1.0mm, Marine, Endemic
    South of South Island, Stewart, Snares, Auckland, Bounty and Chatham Islands FMAnE.
  • Powellisetia subgradata (Powell, 1937)
    Height 1.7mm, Width 1.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands to Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty AE.
  • Powellisetia subtenuis (Powell, 1937)
    Height 1.2mm, Width 0.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Throughout NZ ACFMAnE.
  • Powellisetia tenuisculpta (Powell, 1933)
    Height 1.25mm, Width 0.75mm, Marine, Endemic
    South of South Island. Stewart and Bounty Islands FAnE.
  • Powellisetia unicarinata (Powell, 1930)
    Height 1.19mm, Width 0.59mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Bay of Plenty AE.
  • Rissoa cylindrella Odhner, 1924
    Height 2.5mm, Width 1.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Far North AE.
  • Simulamerelina gemmata Powell, 1927
    Height 2.9mm, Width 1.25mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland east coast AE.
  • Simulamerelina sp. aff. longinqua (Rehder, 1980)
    Marine
    Kermadec Islands K
  • Striatestea bountyensis Powell, 1927
    Height 1.4mm, Width 0.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    South of Bounty Islands AnE.
  • Striatestea eulima Powell, 1940
    Height 1.45mm, Width 0.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Far North AE.
  • Striatestea poutama Ponder, 1967
    Height 1.51mm, Width 0.63mm, Marine, Endemic
    Stewart Island. Poutama Island, South Cape FE.
  • Subonoba alpha Powell, 1955
    Height 1.9mm, Width 1.17mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Snares and Antipodes Islands FAnE.
  • Subonoba aupouria Powell, 1940
    Height 1.25mm, Width 1.75mm, Marine, Endemic
    Between Spirits Bay and Three Kings Islands AE.
  • Subonoba beta Powell, 1955
    Height 2.0mm, Width 1.16mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Snares Islands FE.
  • Subonoba candidissima (Webster, 1905)
    Height 2.0mm, Width 1.0mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Mahia ACE.
  • Subonoba delicatula Powell, 1933
    Height 1.9mm, Width 1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Auckland Islands. In beach drift and dredged to over 25 metres AnE.
  • Subonoba delta Powell, 1955
    Height 3.05mm, Width 1.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Snares Islands AnE.
  • Subonoba edita Powell, 1939
    Height 3.0mm, Width 1.3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Stewart Island and Fiordland FE.
  • Subonoba fallai Powell, 1955
    Height 2.25mm, Width 1.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Auckland, Campbell and Antipodes Islands AnE.
  • Subonoba foveauxiana (Suter, 1898)
    Height 2.5mm, Width 1.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Otago and Stewart Island FAnE.
  • Subonoba fumata (Suter, 1898)
    Height 2.0mm, Width 1.0mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Chathams and Auckland Islands ACFMAnE.
  • Subonoba gamma Powell, 1955
    Height 2.6mm, Width 1.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Snares Islands FAnE.
  • Subonoba inornata Powell, 1933
    Height 1.92mm, Width 0.9mm, Marine, Endemic
    Wellington, South Island, Snares and Chatham Islands CFMAnE.
  • Subonoba insculpta (R. Murdoch, 1905)
    Height 2.5mm, Width 1.3mm, Marine, Endemic
    Wellington, Foveaux Strait, Stewart Island, Snares, Auckland and Bounty Islands CFAnE.
  • Subonoba iredalei (Powell, 1937)
    Height 2.0mm, Width 1.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands AE.
  • Subonoba kermadecensis (Powell, 1927)
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands KE.
  • Subonoba morioria Powell, 1933
    Height 1.9mm, Width 1.0mm, Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Islands ME.
  • Subonoba obliquata (Powell, 1940)
    Height 1.4mm, Width 0.6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Far North AE.
  • Subonoba oliveri Powell, 1955
    Height 2.4mm, Width 1.65mm, Marine, Endemic
    Campbell Islands AnE.
  • Subonoba parvula Powell, 1931
    Height 1.3mm, Width 0.59mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Awanui Heads, Northland AE.
  • Subonoba paucicostata Powell, 1931
    Height 2.06mm, Width 1.16mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Bounty Islands AnE.
  • Subonoba sorenseni Powell, 1955
    Height 2.5mm, Width 1.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Campbell, Auckland and Antipodes Islands AnE.
  • Subonoba tenuistriata Powell, 1933
    Height 2.0mm, Width 1.25mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Auckland Islands AnE.
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.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil