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  • Family: Cerithiopsidae

  • Alipta crenistria (Suter, 1907)
    Height 12mm, Width 3.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands, Far North, east coast of North and South Islands, Chatham Islands, and Stewart Island ACFMAnE.
  • Aliptina acheronae B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 1.6mm, Width 0.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 252-805 metres AE.
  • Cerithiopsidella blacki B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 4.9mm, Width 1.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 622-805 metres AE.
  • Cerithiopsis powelli B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands to Mahia and East Cape, 0-102 metres KACE.
  • Horologica cowei B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 3mm, Width 1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands, Northland, to Bay of Plenty, 29-102 metres AE.
  • Horologica dirempta (Odhner, 1924)
    Height 3mm, Width 1.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland east coast AE.
  • Joculator sublima B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 2.5mm, Width 1.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 102-805 metres AE.
  • Mendax hebetatus B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 5.95mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 91-805 metres AE.
  • Mendax marginatus (Suter, 1908)
    Height 2.7mm, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands, North Island to East Cape, Snares Islands AAnE.
  • Mendax seilaformis B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 3.25mm, Width 1.25mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 102 metres AE.
  • Mendax subapicinus (Dell, 1956)
    Height 4.4mm, Width 1.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Kaikoura to Otago, and Chatham Islands FME.
  • Mendax trizonalis (Odhner, 1924)
    Height 4mm, Width 1.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland. Colville Channel, 65 metres AE.
  • Mendax trizonalis odhneri (Powell, 1927)
    Height 3mm, Marine, Endemic
    South Island and Snares Island FAnE.
  • Mendax trizonaloides B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 3.5mm, Width 1.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands and Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty, 102-805 metres AE.
  • Prolixodens benthica B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 3.2mm, Width 1.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 102-805 metres AE.
  • Prolixodens crassa B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 5.2mm, Width 1.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands and north-east coast of North Island to Poor Knights Islands, 40-622 metres AE.
  • Prolixodens infracolor (Laseron, 1951)
    Height 4.5mm, Width 1.4mm, Marine
    Northland east coast to Mahia, and west coast New Plymouth to Cook Strait AC
  • Retilaskeya elegantula (Powell, 1930)
    Height 8mm, Width 1.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island, Three Kings to East Cape AE.
  • Retilaskeya zelandica B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 15.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands, east coast of North and South Islands, Cook Strait, Foveaux Strait, Stewart and Auckland Islands. In shell sand ACFAnE.
  • Seila bulbosa Suter, 1908
    Height 13mm, Marine, Endemic
    Otago to Stewart Island, off Chatham, Auckland, Campbell and Snares Islands FMAnE.
  • Seila cincta (Hutton, 1866)
    Length 11mm, Width 3.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACME.
  • Seila dilecta B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 4.4, Width 1.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, Bay of Islands, and off Mayor Island, 81-805 metres AE.
  • Seila elegantissima B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 11.6mm, Width 2.1mm, Marine, Endemic
    Bay of Islands and off Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty, 29-73 metres AE.
  • Seila maoria B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 7mm, Width 2.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island. North-east coast from Poor Knights Islands to Whale Island. In shell sand to 37 metres AE.
  • Seila regia B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 17mm, Width 3.4mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 88-805 metres AE.
  • Seila terebelloides (Hutton, 1873)
    Height 12mm, Width 3mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart Island ACFAnE.
  • Socienna cracens B.A. Marshall, 1979
    Height 10.7mm, Width 3mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island ACE.
  • Socienna cracens regia B.A. Marshall, 1979
    Height 7.5mm, Width 1.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island. Off Three Kings Islands AE.
  • Specula campbellica (Powell, 1955)
    Height 2.5mm, Diameter 1.15mm, Marine, Endemic
    Campbell Islands AnE.
  • Specula retifera (Suter, 1908)
    Height 3.0mm, Diameter 1.0mm, Marine, Endemic
    South Island, off Taiaroa Head, Otago. Stewart, Snares and Bounty Islands FAnE.
  • Specula styliformis (Suter, 1908)
    Height 3.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands to South Island, Snares, Bounty, Auckland and Campbell Islands, 15-805 metres ACFAnE.
  • Sundaya exquisita W.R.B. Oliver, 1915
    Marine, Endemic, On gravel
    Kermadec Islands, 10-30 meters KE.
  • Sundaya tuberculata Powell, 1927
    Height 2.2mm, Diameter 0.9mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, north-east coast of North Island to East Cape, southern Fiordland, Stewart Island, and Pukaki Rise, in shell sand to 805 metres KAFE.
  • Synthopsis acuminata B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 3.6mm, Diameter 0.95mm, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands, Northland to Cook Strait ACE.
  • Synthopsis caelata (Powell, 1930)
    Height 3mm, Diameter 0.95mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island. Three Kings Islands, Northland to Cook Strait ACE.
  • Synthopsis regia B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 2.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 91-805 metres, and Ranfurly Bank, East Cape AE.
  • Tasmalira vitrea (Suter, 1908)
    Height 4mm, Width 1.8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Southern North Island and South Island CFE.
  • Zaclys murdochi B.A. Marshall, 1978
    Height 6mm, Width 2mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart Island. Also recently recorded from the Chatham Islands ACFME.
  • Zaclys sarissa (R. Murdoch, 1905)
    Height 8mm, Width 2.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South Island, Snares, Bounty, Auckland and Antipodes Islands AFAnE.
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