Species List for Family: Epitoniidae
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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > [unassigned] Caenogastropoda (Order) > Epitonioidea (Superfamily) > Epitoniidae
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Height 10mm, Width 3.5mm, Marine, Endemic
North Island, Cook Strait and eastern South Island ACE.
Height 7mm, Width 3mm, Marine, Endemic
North Island, Hawkes Bay to Chatham Islands CFME.
Height 30mm, Width 11mm, Wentletrap, Marine, Endemic
Three Kings Islands, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands ACFME.
Kuroda & Habe, 1961
Height 83mm Width 22.4mm, Marine
Off Three Kings Islands, Norfolk Islands, Japan. 200-730 metres A
Height 14mm, Width 6mm, Wentletrap, Marine, Endemic
Northland to Mahia ACE.
Height 13mm, Width 4mm, Wentletrap, Marine, Endemic
North Island to Cook Strait. Also Tasmania and from New South Wales to Western Australia ACE.
Height 14mm, Width 5mm, Wentletrap, Marine, In shallow water on fine sand, in open coast situations
Northland east coast. Also New South Wales, Australia AC
Height 20mm, Width 9mm, Wentletrap, Marine, Endemic, In sheltered shallow water, on silty sand
Northland to Nelson/Marlborough, in silty sand. Also Queensland to Victoria, Australia ACE.
Height 32mm, Width 13mm, Marine, Umbilicus is closed, there is a spiral rib on the base of the body whorl, and a brown band is present at the top of whorls
Kermadec, Australia and Northland, NZ KA
Height 3.3mm, Width 2.3mm, Marine, Endemic
Cook Strait to Chatham Islands. Trawled from around 250-900 metres CME.
Height 23mm, Width 21mm, Violet Snail, Marine, Pelagic, feeds mainly on colonial cnidarians (Physalia, Velella, Porpita). Strong and widely spaced growth ridges
Commonly washed ashore on west coast beaches ACFM
Height 32mm, Width 26mm, Violet Snail, Marine, Pelagic, feeds mainly on colonial cnidarians (Physalia, Velella, Porpita)
Occasionally washed ashore on Northland east coast beaches, down to Awhitu Peninsula on the west coast, and eastern Bay of Plenty A
Height 38mm, Width 40mm, Violet Snail, Marine, Pelagic, feeds mainly on colonial cnidarians (Physalia, Velella, Porpita)
World wide ACFM
Height 16mm, Width 15mm, Marine, Pelagic, feeds mainly on colonial cnidarians (Physalia, Velella, Porpita). Fine and closely spaced growth ridges
Kermadec Islands and Northern NZ KA
Height 4.7mm, Width 1.6mm, Marine, Endemic
Off North Cape and Northland AE.
(Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
Height 5.7mm, Width 1.6mm, Marine, Endemic
Off North, South, Stewart, Chathams and Snares Islands ACMAnE.
Height 7mm, Width 2.5mm, Marine, Endemic
Northland, off Ahipara 130 metres AE.
Height 7.5mm, Width 2.5mm, Marine, Endemic
Off Taiaroa Head, Otago FE.
Height 10mm, Marine, Endemic
Northland, off North Cape AE.
Height 37mm, Width 26mm, Marine, Pelagic, feeds on floating Minyadidae anemones
Washed ashore Northland to Bay of Plenty KA