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  • Family: Buccinidae

  • Aeneator attenuatus Powell, 1927
    Height 65mm, Width 25mm
    Marine, Endemic, Sculpture of fine spiral cords. Lirate within aperture
    North Island, off Ahipara, Ninety Mile Beach
    AE.
  • Aeneator benthicolus Dell, 1963
    Height 60mm, Width 30mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island, Northland to Bay of Plenty in deep water to about 300 fathoms
    AE.
  • Aeneator comptus (Finlay, 1924)
    Height 60mm, Width 24mm
    Marine, Endemic, Sculpture of strong vertical axial folds
    North Island. Bay of Plenty to Mahia, and northern South Island
    ACE.
  • Aeneator elegans (Suter, 1917)
    Height 41mm, Width 18mm
    Marine, Endemic, Strongly ribbed and shouldered species, compared to A. valedicta
    Central and southern New Zealand
    CFE.
  • Aeneator galatheae Powell, 1958
    Height 40mm, Width 15mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Fiordland, South Island
    FE.
  • Aeneator marshalli separabilis Dell, 1956
    Height 45mm, Width 21mm
    Marine, Endemic, Axial ribs on shoulders
    North Island, Bay of Plenty
    AE.
  • Aeneator otagoensis Finlay, 1930
    Height 93mm, Width 43mm
    Marine, Endemic
    East Cape to Otago Heads
    CFE.
  • Aeneator recens (Dell, 1951)
    Height 61mm, Width 31mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island, off Eastern Otago and Chatham Rise
    CFME.
  • Aeneator valedictus (R.B. Watson, 1886)
    Height 50mm, Width 22mm
    Marine, Endemic, Has axial sculpture only as nodules around the shoulder angle
    South Island and Chatham Islands
    CFME.
  • Antarctodomus powelli Dell, 1995
    Length 34mm, Width 20mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northern Mernoo Slope 1568 metres. Bounty Trough 1386 metres
    CFE.
  • Antarctoneptunea aurora (Hedley, 1916)
    Marine
    Ross Sea, Antarctica
    An
  • Antarctoneptunea benthicola Dell, 1956
    Height 100mm, Width 40mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Deep water off North,South, Stewart Island and Chatham Rise
    ACFMAnE.
  • Austrofusus chathamensis (Finlay, 1928)
    Height 60mm, Width 33mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Islands. Off Cook Strait, Wellington
    CME.
  • Austrofusus glans (Röding, 1798)
    Height 88mm, Width 41mm
    Knobbed Whelk, Marine, Endemic
    Throughout New Zealand, including Stewart Island
    ACFE.
  • Buccinulum colensoi (Suter, 1908)
    Height 22mm, Width 11mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island. East Cape to Wairarapa
    CE.
  • Buccinulum flexicostatum Dell, 1956
    Height 25mm, Width 12mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island, off eastern Otago. Chatham Islands
    FME.
  • Buccinulum fuscozonatum (Suter, 1908)
    Height 33mm, Width 16mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island east coast
    ACE.
  • Buccinulum linea (Martyn, 1784)
    Height 49mm, Width 23mm
    Lined Whelk, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Chatham Islands. Under rocks from low tide
    ACFME.
  • Buccinulum littorinoides (Reeve, 1846)
    Height 40mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Lower North Island, and South Island
    CFE.
  • Buccinulum mariae Powell, 1940
    Height 20mm, Width 11mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland east coast to Bay of Plenty and East Cape
    AE.
  • Buccinulum pallidum Finlay, 1928
    Height 45mm, Width 21mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Southern North Island from Mahia to Stewart Island, Chatham Islands
    CFME.
  • Buccinulum pallidum powelli Ponder, 1971
    Height 40mm, Width 18mm
    Lined Whelk, Marine, Endemic
    Northland to East Cape
    AE.
  • Buccinulum pertinax (Martens, 1878)
    Height 45mm, Width 21mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Southern half of South Island, Stewart, Chatham, Snares, Antipodes, Auckland and Campbell Islands
    FMAnE.
  • Buccinulum pertinax finlayi Powell, 1929
    Height 37mm, Width 17mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Taiaroa Head, Otago, and Banks Peninsula
    CFE.
  • Buccinulum robustum Powell, 1929
    Height 21mm, Width 9mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Nortland to East Cape
    AE.
  • Buccinulum vittatum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
    Height 26mm, Width 12mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Upper North Island. Northland to New Plymouth and East Cape
    ACE.
  • Buccinulum vittatum bicinctum (Hutton, 1873)
    Height 33mm, Width 15mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Islands
    ME.
  • Buccipagoda achilles Marshall & Walton, 2018
    Length 72mm
    Marine
    Off Maungonui Bluff, 1200 metres
    A
  • Euthrenopsis bountyensis Powell, 1929
    Height 9mm, Width 4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Bounty Islands, 90 metres
    AnE.
  • Euthrenopsis otagoensis Powell, 1929
    Height 12mm, Width 5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Kaikoura to Foveaux Strait
    CFE.
  • Euthrenopsis venusta Powell, 1929
    Height 15mm, Width 6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island, off Oamaru
    FE.
  • Penion chathamensis (Powell, 1938)
    Height 244mm, Width 106mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Rise to Chatham Islands, trawled around 400-450 metres
    FME.
  • Penion cuvierianus (Powell, 1927)
    Height 220mm, Width 85mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island to Cook Strait and Tasman Bay
    ACE.
  • Penion cuvierianus jeakingsi (Powell, 1947)
    Height 150mm, Width 65mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Cook Strait to Tasman Bay
    CE.
  • Penion lineatus Marshall, Hills & Vaux, 2018
    Marine
    King Bank, Middlesex Bank, Three Kings Islands and northwest of Cape Reinga
    A
  • Penion ormesi (Powell, 1927)
    Height 200mm, Width 75mm
    Marine, Endemic, Slender with tall spire
    From Northland down to Cape Campbell and Cook Strait
    ACE.
  • Penion sulcatus (Lamarck, 1816)
    Height 160mm, Width 65mm
    Siphon Whelk, Marine, Endemic
    North and South Islands, intertidal to about 50 fathoms
    ACE.
  • Prosipho tomlini Powell, 1957
    Height 13mm, Width 7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Macquarie Island 69 metres
    AnE.
  • Sagenotriton ajax Marshall & Walton, 2018
    Length 64mm
    Marine
    From the West Norfolk Ridge, Kermadec Ridge, northwestern Chatham Rise and south of Puysegur Point, 823-1568 metres
    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