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  • Family: Lironobidae

  • Attenuata affinis (Powell, 1940)
    Height 2.05mm, Width 1.09mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off North Cape
    AE.
  • Attenuata affinis orientalis (Dell, 1956)
    Height 2.2mm, Width 1.1mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Chatham Islands
    ME.
  • Attenuata bollonsi (Powell, 1930)
    Height 2.5mm, Width 1.3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands to Northland
    AE.
  • Attenuata cochlearella (Powell, 1937)
    Height 1.9mm, Width 0.9mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands and Northland
    AE.
  • Attenuata contigua (Powell, 1940)
    Height 1.58mm, Width 0.7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Attenuata finlayi (Powell, 1930)
    Height 2.2mm, Width 1.05mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Mahia
    ACE.
  • Attenuata hinemoa (Fleming, 1948)
    Height 2.2mm, Width 1.0mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Southland
    FE.
  • Attenuata manawatawhia (Powell, 1937)
    Height 2.1mm, Width 1.25mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Attenuata merelina (Dell, 1956)
    Height 2.7mm, Width 1.6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago
    FE.
  • Attenuata regis (Powell, 1940)
    Height 2.5mm, Width 1.0mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland. From Bay of Islands to Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Lironoba anomala Powell, 1940
    Height 1.4mm, Width 0.9mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Far North
    AE.
  • Lironoba elegans E.C. Smith, 1962
    Height 1.66mm, Width 0.92mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Stewart Island. Off Poutama Island, South Cape
    FE.
  • Lironoba matai Dell, 1952
    Height 1.18mm, Width 0.72mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Mernoo Bank, NE of Banks Peninsula
    CE.
  • Lironoba suteri (Hedley, 1904)
    Height 1.8mm, Width 1.4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Foveaux Strait, Stewart Island, Snares and Auckland Island
    FAnE.
  • Merelina cochleata Powell, 1937
    Height 1.6mm, Width 0.87mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Merelina compacta Powell, 1927
    Height 1.35mm, Width 0.65mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland
    AE.
  • Merelina coronata (Powell, 1926)
    Height 3.0mm, Width 1.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands to Northland and W Bay of Plenty
    AE.
  • Merelina crassissima Powell, 1937
    Height 1.5mm, Width 1.0mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Merelina crispulata Powell, 1937
    Height 1.65mm, Width 0.9mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Merelina crosseaformis (Powell, 1926)
    Height 3.0mm, Width 1.25mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to East Cape
    AE.
  • Merelina foliata (Suter, 1908)
    Height 2.0mm, Width 0.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Fiordland, Stewart Island, Snares, Chatham and Antipodes Islands
    FMAnE.
  • Merelina harrisonae Powell, 1939
    Height 3.4mm, Width 1.55mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Mahia Peninsula to Stewart Island
    CFE.
  • Merelina lacunosa (Powell, 1940)
    Height 2.2mm, Width 1.0mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland
    AE.
  • Merelina lyalliana (Suter, 1898)
    Height 2.9mm, Width 1.1mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North and upper South Island
    ACE.
  • Merelina manawatawhia Powell, 1937
    Height 1.75mm, Width 0.98mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Merelina maoriana Powell, 1939
    Height 3.0mm, Width 1.3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Chatham Islands
    ACFME.
  • Merelina paupereques Powell, 1937
    Height 2.1mm, Width 1.4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands and Poor Knights Islands
    AE.
  • Merelina plaga Finlay, 1927
    Width 1.3mm, Height 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Mahia and Southern Islands. Snares, Auckland, Campbell and Antipodes Islands
    CAnE.
  • Merelina rubiginosa Ponder, 1967
    Height 2.16mm, Width 1.0mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland
    AE.
  • Merelina superba Powell, 1927
    Height 3.6mm, Width 1.4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Bay of Plenty
    AE.
  • Merelina taupoensis Powell, 1939
    Height 2.8mm, Width 1.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Mania Peninsula
    ACE.
  • Merelina tricarinata (Powell, 1937)
    Height 1.4mm, Width 0.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Merelina waitangiensis Powell, 1933
    Height 4.4mm, Width 1.7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Islands
    ME.
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