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  • Family: Cymatiidae

  • Argobuccinum pustulosum (Solander in Lightfoot, 1786)
    Height 115mm, Width 80mm, Marine
    North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Snares and Auckland Islands. Low tide to about 75 fathoms, more common in south ACFMAn
  • Austrosassia parkinsonia (Perry, 1811)
    Height 58mm, Width 29mm, Marine, Recent, Fossil
    Northland to Bay of Plenty. Below low water to about 20 metres KACR.Fo.
  • Cabestana spengleri (Perry, 1811)
    Length 188mm, Width 115mm, Spenglers Trumpet, Marine
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Low tide to about 15 fathoms. Also from Australia and Kermadec Islands KACFM
  • Cabestana tabulata (Menke, 1843)
    Height 91mm, Width 52mm, Marine, Lives on solitary ascidians
    North, South and Chatham Islands from low tide to about 25 fathoms. Also Australia and Kermadec Islands KACFM
  • Cymatona kampyla (R.B. Watson, 1883)
    Height 54mm, Width 27mm, Marine
    Off Cook Strait and East Coast of South Island to Foveaux Strait and Chatham Rise, New Zealand. Also off Eastern Australia ACFMAn
  • Fusitriton laudandus Finlay, 1926
    Height 157mm, Width 72mm, Marine
    North, South, Chatham and Auckland Islands. Approx 20 to over 300 fathoms ACFMAn
  • Linatella caudata (Gmelin, 1791)
    Length 100mm, 50mm (NZ specimens), Marine
    Northland. Occasionally empty shells washed up on east coast beaches A
  • Monoplex exaratus (Reeve, 1844)
    Height 50mm, Width 30mm, Marine
    Northland east coast KAC
  • Monoplex nicobaricus (Röding, 1798)
    Kermadec Islands. Dead specimens from intertidal to 15 metres K
  • Monoplex parthenopeus (von Salis, 1793)
    Height 130mm, Width 75mm, Hairy Trumpet, Marine
    North, South and Chatham Islands. Also Australia KACFM
  • Proxicharonia palmeri Powell, 1967
    Height 73mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland east coast to Bay of Plenty and off East Cape, approx. 40-120 metres KAE.
  • Ranularia dunkeri (Lischke, 1868)
    Height 97mm, Width 52mm, Marine
    Central Indo-Pacific, Kermadec Islands K
  • Sassia remensa (Iredale, 1936)
    Length 40mm, Width 18mm, Marine
    Eastern Australia (from 100-600 metres), New Zealand (300-400 metres), and from deep sea dredging around New Caledonia, Vanuatu and in the Coral Sea. Northern NZ to Bay of Plenty in deep water KA
  • Turritriton labiosus (W. Wood, 1828)
    Height 25mm, Width 15mm, Marine
    Off Northland east coast. Also Indo-West Pacific, Japan, Philippines, Fiji, Australia, Kermadec Islands KA
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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