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  • Family: Philobryidae

  • Adacnarca harrisonae (Powell, 1927)
    Length 1.5mm, Height 1.1mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. South West Otago to Stewart Island
    FAnE.
  • Adacnarca ornata (Crozier, 1966)
    Length 1.8mm, Height 2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North of Three Kings Island, trawled in 800 metres
    AE.
  • Adacnarca pileopsis (Powell, 1927)
    Length 1.3mm, Height 0.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Off South West Otago 310 metres
    FE.
  • Adacnarca trapezina (F. Bernard, 1897)
    Length 1.5mm, Height 1.1mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island, Wellington area. South, Stewart Island and Bounty Islands
    CFAnE.
  • Aupouria parvula Powell, 1937
    Width 1.6mm, Height 1.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands. Trawled in about 260 metres
    AE.
  • Cosa costata (F. Bernard, 1896)
    Width 2.5mm, Height 3.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Throughout southern NZ and islands. Shallow water to about 180 metres
    CFMAnE.
  • Cosa dispar Powell, 1937
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, trawled
    AE.
  • Cosa filholi (F. Bernard, 1897)
    Width 2.5mm, Height 3.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Cook Strait, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
    CFMAnE.
  • Cosa laevicostata Powell, 1933
    Width 1.8mm, Height 2.3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Far North, in shell sand
    AE.
  • Cosa serratocostata Powell, 1933
    Width 2.3mm, Height 2.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 475 metres. Far North and Northland, in shell sand
    AE.
  • Cratis delicatula Powell, 1937
    Width 2.4mm, Height 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands to East Cape, and Kermadec Ridge
    AE.
  • Cratis retiaria Powell, 1937
    Width 2.5mm, Height 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, trawled in 260 metres
    AE.
  • Lissarca aucklandica E.A. Smith, 1902
    Length 5mm, Height 3.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Auckland and Campbell Islands
    AnE.
  • Lissarca benthicola (Dell, 1956)
    Length 4.8mm, Height 6.7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Off eastern Otago, 475-640 metres
    FE.
  • Lissarca exilis Suter, 1913
    Length 3.2mm, Height 2.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Stewart and Snares Islands
    FAnE.
  • Lissarca pisum Suter, 1913
    Length 3.5mm, Height 2.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Bounty and Antipodes Islands, from low tide to 90 metres
    AnE.
  • Lissarca stationis Fleming, 1948
    Length 1.6mm, Height 1.3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Fiordland
    FE.
  • Lissarca stewartiana Powell, 1935
    Length 2.1mm, Height 1.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Stewart Island, in shell sand
    FE.
  • Philobrya acutangula (Powell, 1935)
    Width 2.8mm, Height 3.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands. Northland to Mahia
    ACE.
  • Philobrya hamiltoni (Hedley, 1916)
    Width 4.5mm, Height 6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Macquarie Island, below low tide
    AnE.
  • Philobrya meleagrina (F. Bernard, 1896)
    Width 2.5mm, Height 2.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Southern part of South Island, Stewart, Snares and Chatham Islands
    FME.
  • Philobrya modiolus Suter, 1913
    Width 3mm, Height 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham, Bounty, Snares and Antipodes Islands. Below low tide to about 90 metres
    MAnE.
  • Philobrya munita (Finlay, 1930)
    Width 3.2mm, Height 4.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to East Cape and Mahia. Under stones at low tide
    ACE.
  • Philobrya pinctada (Finlay, 1930)
    Width 4.2mm, Height 5.6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North and South Islands. Off Three Kings Islands to Otago
    ACFE.
  • Philobrya sculpturalis (Dell, 1956)
    Width 4.4mm, Height 6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago and Chatham Islands
    FME.
  • Verticipronus mytilus Hedley, 1904
    Width 3.5mm, Height 5.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Lower North Island and South Island. Stewart, Chathams, Snares, Bounty, Antipodes and Auckland Islands
    CFMAnE.
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