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  • Family: Columbellidae

  • Antimitrella laxa Powell, 1937
    Height 2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Aoteatilia acicula (Suter, 1908)
    Height 3.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Foveaux Strait and Snares Islands. Also recently recorded from the Chatham Islands
    FMAnE.
  • Aoteatilia amphipsila (Suter, 1908)
    Height 3.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Snares Islands, 110 metres
    AnE.
  • Aoteatilia larochei Powell, 1940
    Height 3.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Mahia
    ACE.
  • Aoteatilia psila (Suter, 1908)
    Height 6mm, Width 2.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands and Northland
    AE.
  • Aoteatilia substriata (Suter, 1899)
    Height 5.5mm, Width 2.25mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island
    FE.
  • Aoteatilia tenuistriata (Suter, 1908)
    Height 6mm, Width 2mm
    Marine, Endemic, Only known from the holotye, which has a broken protoconch
    Off Snares Islands 90 metres
    AnE.
  • Euplica varians (G.B. Sowerby I, 1832)
    Height 10mm
    Marine
    Kermadec Islands
    K
  • Exomilopsis hipkinsi Powell, 1964
    Height 8.5mm, Width 2.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Far North and off Three Kings Islands, and Ranfurly Bank, East Cape
    AE.
  • Graphicomassa ligula (Duclos, 1840)
    Height 15mm
    Marine
    Kermadec Islands
    K
  • Liratilia compta Powell, 1930
    Height 5mm, Width 2.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland east coast to Mahia
    ACE.
  • Liratilia conquisita (Suter, 1907)
    Height 7mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands to Foveaux Strait, and Snares Islands
    ACFAnE.
  • Liratilia conquisita chathamensis Dell, 1956
    Height 3mm, Width 1.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Chatham Islands 230 metres
    ME.
  • Liratilia conquisita gracilis Powell, 1940
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Awanui Heads
    AE.
  • Liratilia elegantula Powell, 1937
    Height 4.6mm, Width 1.75mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Liratilia isolata Dell, 1956
    Height 5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Chatham Islands 230 metres
    ME.
  • Liratilia sinuata Powell, 1937
    Height 6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands and Northland
    AE.
  • Liratilia subnodosa Powell, 1934
    Height 7mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland
    AE.
  • Macrozafra cophinodes (Suter, 1908)
    Height 7mm, Width 3.1mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Snares and Antipodes Islands
    AnE.
  • Macrozafra enwrighti Powell, 1940
    Height 3.6mm, Width 2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland
    AE.
  • Macrozafra mariae Powell, 1940
    Height 8.5mm, Width 4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland
    AE.
  • Macrozafra nodicincta (Suter, 1899)
    Height 7.5mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North and South Island, to Foveaux Strait
    ACFE.
  • Macrozafra subabnormis (Suter, 1889)
    Height 7mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Cook Strait, Fiordland and Chatham Islands in shallow water
    ACME.
  • Macrozafra vivens (Powell, 1934)
    Height 12mm, Width 5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to East Cape
    AE.
  • Paxula allani Finlay, 1928
    Height 7mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Islands
    ME.
  • Paxula leptalea (Suter, 1908)
    Height 4.5mm, Width 1.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Bounty and Campbell Islands
    AnE.
  • Paxula paxillus (R. Murdoch, 1905)
    Height 6mm, Width 2.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart, Chatham and Auckland Islands
    ACFE.
  • Paxula subantarctica (Suter, 1908)
    Height 6mm, Width 2.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Bounty and Auckland Islands
    AnE.
  • Paxula subantarctica sorenseni Powell, 1955
    Height 7mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Campbell Island
    AnE.
  • Paxula transitans (R. Murdoch, 1905)
    Marine, Endemic
    Southland, Stewart, Snares and Bounty Islands
    FAnE.
  • Zafra fuscolineata W.R.B. Oliver, 1915
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands
    KE.
  • Zafra kermadecensis W.R.B. Oliver, 1915
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands
    KE.
  • Zemitrella annectens Powell, 1937
    Height 3mm, Width 1.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Zemitrella attenuata Powell, 1940
    Height 4.5mm, Width 1.6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Zemitrella benthicola Dell, 1956
    Height 4.5mm, Width 2.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago, Karitane Canyon
    FE.
  • Zemitrella choava (Reeve, 1859)
    Height 6.5mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart Island. Also Kermadec Islands
    KACFE.
  • Zemitrella circumcincta Dell, 1962
    Height 7.5mm, Width 3.3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Cook Strait and South Island. Taiaroa Canyon, NE of Otago Peninsula, trawled in 550 metres
    FE.
  • Zemitrella daemona (Webster, 1906)
    Height 6mm, Width 2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland to Bay of Plenty
    AE.
  • Zemitrella fallax Powell, 1940
    Height 3mm, Width 1.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Mahia
    ACE.
  • Zemitrella finlayi Powell, 1933
    Height 4mm, Width 1.7mm
    Marine, Endemic, In shell sand
    Chatham Islands
    ME.
  • Zemitrella laevigata (Suter, 1908)
    Height 4mm, Width 1.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to East Cape
    AFE.
  • Zemitrella laevigata curvirostris Powell, 1937
    Height 4mm, Width 2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Zemitrella laevirostris Powell, 1940
    Height 3.3mm, Width 1.3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Far North and Ranfurly Bank
    AE.
  • Zemitrella pseudomarginata (Suter, 1908)
    Height 6.5mm, Width 2.7mm
    Marine, Recent, Fossil, Endemic
    Northland to Bay of Plenty
    ACR.Fo.E.
  • Zemitrella regis Powell, 1940
    Height 3.7mm, Width 1.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands in 250 metres
    AE.
  • Zemitrella rosea (Hutton, 1873)
    Height 6mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Cook Strait southwards and southern islands
    CFAnE.
  • Zemitrella sericea Powell, 1937
    Height 3.5mm, Width 1.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Zemitrella stephanophora (Suter, 1908)
    Height 7.5mm, Width 3.7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Mahia
    ACE.
  • Zemitrella sulcata (Hutton, 1873)
    Height 9mm, Width 4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island, from Cook Strait south to Snares and Auckland Island
    FE.
  • Zemitrella sulcata constans Powell, 1955
    Height 9mm, Width 4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Auckland Islands
    AnE.
  • Zemitrella turgida Powell, 1937
    Height 4.3mm, Width 2.4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Zemitrella websteri (Suter, 1913)
    Height 3mm, Width 1mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland. Off Great Barrier Island
    AE.
  • Zemitrella whangaroaensis Dell, 1956
    Height 3.5mm, Width 1.4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland. Wainui Bay, Whangaroa, in shell sand
    AE.
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