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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