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  • Family: Naticidae

  • Falsilunatia ambigua (Suter, 1913)
    Height 18mm, Width 16mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Eastern Otago to Chatham Rise, around 400-650 metres
    CFME.
  • Falsilunatia amphiala (R.B. Watson, 1881)
    Height 20mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Rise, Chatham Islands, Off Eastern Otago
    FME.
  • Falsilunatia subperforata Dell, 1956
    Height 10mm, Width 8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Eastern Otago to Chatham Rise. Trawled from around 400-600 metres
    ACFME.
  • Globisinum drewi (Murdoch, 1899)
    Height 50mm, Width 50mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Far North to North Canterbury and Chatham Islands
    ACFME.
  • Naticarius orientalis (Gmelin, 1791)
    Width 37mm
    Marine
    Indo-West Pacific, Kermadec Islands
    K
  • Notocochlis cernica (Jousseaume, 1874)
    Height 18mm, Width 16mm
    Moon Snail, Marine
    Central Indian Ocean to Eastern Australia and the Philippines. NZ, Northland to Auckland
    KA
  • Notocochlis gualtieriana (Récluz, 1844)
    Height 30mm, Width 22mm
    Moon Snail, Marine
    W Pacific, Kermadec Islands. Northland. Far North to Whangarei Heads, from low tide
    KA
  • Proxiuber australe (Hutton, 1878)
    Height 7mm, Width 7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland. Three Kings Islands to East Cape
    AE.
  • Proxiuber hulmei Powell, 1954
    Height 5mm, Width 5mm
    Marine, Endemic, Shell smaller than australe, and proportionately wider, with a distinctive colour pattern of two broad spiral series of reddish-brown maculations on a white ground
    Northland to Gisborne
    ACE.
  • Tanea zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832)
    Height 35mm, Width 32mm
    Necklace Shell, Moon Snail, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Auckland and Bounty Islands
    ACFMAnE.
  • Friginatica conjuncta Dell, 1953
    Height 8.5mm, Width 7.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart Island. Trawled from around 200-1250 metres
    ACFME.
  • Mammilla simiae (Deshayes in Deshayes & Edwards, 1838)
    Height 30mm, Width 25mm
    Marine
    Northland to East Cape. Also Kermadec and Norfolk Islands. In beach drift and alive from low tide
    KA
  • Polinices putealis Garrard, 1961
    Height 27mm
    Marine, Thinner shell than P.tawhitirahia, with an umbilicus that remains open at all stages of growth. Fawn to greenish periostracum
    Australia, Kermadec Islands and Northern NZ
    KA
  • Polinices tawhitirahia Powell, 1965
    Height 34mm, Width 31mm
    Marine, Heavy shell with thick callus that completely fills umbilicus. Colourless periostracum, fewer protoconch whorls than P. putealis, and a broader first protoconch whorl
    Northland to Poor Knights Islands. Also Norfolk Islands
    KA
  • Uberella alacris Dell, 1956
    Height 4.7mm, Width 5.1mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago, trawled from around 475-550 metres
    FE.
  • Uberella barrierensis (Marwick, 1924)
    Height 5mm, Width 5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off East Coast North Island to Cook Strait and Chatham Islands
    ACME.
  • Uberella denticulifera (Marwick, 1924)
    Height 9mm, Width 8mm
    Marine, Recent, Fossil, Endemic
    Off East Cape, off Milford Sound
    CFMR.Fo.E.
  • Uberella vitrea (Hutton, 1873)
    Height 8mm, Width 7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Stewart Island, in shell sand. Off Snares, Bounty, Auckland and Chatham Islands
    FMAnE.
  • Eunaticina papilla (Gmelin, 1791)
    Height 24mm
    Marine
    Haweran - Wanganui and East Cape. Occasional recent records from Bay of Islands and Northland
    AC
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