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Species List for Family: Spondylidae
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  • Family: Spondylidae

  • Spondylus nicobaricus Schreibers, 1793
    Height 43mm
    Marine
    Loyalty Ridge, northern Lord Howe Rise, northern Three Kings Rise, Kermadec Ridge and off White Island, north-eastern North Island, 155-841 metres. Also South China Sea and Queensland
    KA
  • Spondylus occidens G.B. Sowerby III, 1903
    Height 60mm
    Marine
    Norfolk Island to West Norfolk Ridge, Kermadec Islands to Kermadec Ridge 111-220 metres. Also Saya de Malha Bank (Indian Ocean), Japan, Indonesia, Queensland, New Caledonia and Vanuatu
    K
  • Spondylus ostreoides E.A. Smith, 1885
    Height 13.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands, 950 metres
    KE.
  • Spondylus proneri Lamprell & Healy, 2001
    Height 27mm
    Marine
    Middleton Reef, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and Macauley Island, Kermadec Islands. Also Coral Sea, New Caledonia, Loyalty Ridge and Vanuatu. 210-960 metres
    K
  • Spondylus raoulensis W.R.B. Oliver, 1915
    Height 130mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands, 0-113 metres. Occasionally washed ashore on Northland NZ beaches
    KAE.
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