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  • Subfamily: Coralliophilinae

  • Babelomurex lischkeanus (Dunker, 1882)
    Height 62mm, Width 41mm, Marine, On scleractinian corals
    North Island, Outer Hauraki Gulf to Bay of Plenty and New Plymouth. Also Japan, South China Sea, Philippines and Queensland to Victoria, Australia KA
  • Babelomurex nakamigawai (Kuroda, 1959)
    Height 35mm, Width 24mm, Marine
    Cavalli Seamount, ENE of North Cape, 470-480 metres. Also off Japan, South China Sea, Philippines and Australia A
  • Babelomurex wormaldi (Powell, 1971)
    Height 22mm, Width 18mm, Marine
    Northland to Bay of Plenty. Also Kermadec Islands, Philippine Islands and South-West Pacific. Approximately 160-650 metres A
  • Coralliophila bulbiformis (Conrad, 1837)
    Height 26mm, Width 19mm, Marine
    Kermadec Islands. Off Poor Knights Islands, Northland KA
  • Coralliophila monodonta (Blainville, 1832)
    Height 30mm, Marine
    Kermadec Islands K
  • Coralliophila radula (A. Adams, 1855)
    Length 28mm, Width 21mm, Marine
    Kermadec Islands K
  • Coralliophila sertata (Hedley, 1903)
    Height 22mm, Width 12mm, Marine
    Off Three Kings Islands and Northland to East Cape KA
  • Coralliophila solutistoma Kuroda & Shikama in Shikama, 1966
    Length 27mm, Width 16mm, Marine
    Kermadec Islands K
  • Coralliophila sp. aff. sertata (Hedley, 1903)
    Height 13.75, Width 8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands and northern NZ KAE.
  • Coralliophila squamosissima (E.A. Smith, 1876)
    Height 30mm, Width 21mm, Marine
    South Africa, Indo-West Pacific, Australia, Kermadec Islands and Northland east coast KA
  • Emozamia licina (Hedley & Petterd, 1906)
    Height 20mm, Width 14mm, Marine
    Northland to Bay of Plenty. Also New South Wales to Tasmania, Australia, Japan, Philippines A
  • Hirtomurex marshalli Oliverio, 2008
    Length 26mm, Width 15mm, Marine
    Norfolk Ridge, 276-513 metres. NW of Cape Reinga, Far North, 570-580 metres. Cavalli Seamount, ENE of North Cape, 840-850 metres KA
  • Hirtomurex nakamurai Kosuge, 1985
    Height 38mm, Width 23mm, Marine
    Japan and Australia. Southern Norfolk Ridge, NW of Cape Reinga, Far North, 514-540 metres A
  • Hirtomurex tangaroa Marshall & Oliverio, 2009
    Height 26mm, Width 16mm, Marine, Endemic
    Southern Kermadec Ridge, 698-1140 metres. Off Hokianga, 1029-1074 metres KAE.
  • Hirtomurex taranui Marshall & Oliverio, 2009
    Height 32mm, Width 17mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Gisborne, 750-913 metres. E of Mercury Island, 990-1100 metres. Southern Kermadec Ridge, 712-924 metres AE.
  • Latiaxis pilsbryi Hirase, 1908
    Width 7.7mm, Height 5.2mm, Marine
    Western Pacific, Kermadec Islands, 366-422 metres K
  • Leptoconchus sp.
    Height 22.3mm, Width 19.4mm, Marine
    Off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands K
  • Magilus sp. cf. antiquus Montfort, 1810
    Height 18.5mm, Width 21mm, Marine
    Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands, beach K
  • Mipus matsumotoi Kosuge, 1985
    Height 26.5mm, Width 11.5mm, Marine
    Southern Japan, South Africa and tropical W Pacific. Norfolk Ridge and Kermadec Islands, 465-756 metres K
  • Rhizochilus sp. cf. antipathum Steenstrup, 1850
    Height 12.7mm, Width 7.9mm, Marine
    Kermadec Islands K
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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