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  • Family: Lasaeidae

  • Altenaeum charcoti (Lamy, 1906)
    Width 3.5mm, Height 2.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Macquarie Islands. Also South Georgia, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, Palmer Archipelago and Kerguelen Islands
    AnE.
  • Arthritica bifurca (Webster, 1908)
    Width 6mm, Height 5mm
    Marine, Recent, Fossil, Endemic
    North and upper South Island
    ACR.Fo.E.
  • Arthritica crassiformis Powell, 1933
    Width 5.5mm, Height 4.5mm
    Marine, Endemic, Commensal upon the pholad, rock boring Anchomasa, usually found around the base of the siphon and along the lower mantle edges
    North Island and northern part of South Island
    ACE.
  • Arthritica hulmei Ponder, 1965
    Width 3.4mm, Height 2.8mm
    Marine, Endemic, Commensal with a large polychaete worm, the seamouse, Aphrodita australis
    Northland to Wellington, Cook Strait area
    ACE.
  • Borniola bidentifera (Powell, 1933)
    Width 2.0mm, Height 1.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island. Far North in shell sand
    AE.
  • Borniola decapitata (Powell, 1939)
    Width 2.8mm, Height 2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Fiordland, Stewart Island, Snares, Auckland, Campbell, Bounty and Chatham Islands
    FMAnE.
  • Borniola neozelanica Powell, 1937
    Width 4.5mm, Height 3.3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 260 metres
    AME.
  • Borniola powelli Crozier, 1966
    Width 4.5mm, Height 4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 135-800 metres, and off Chatham Islands, 280 metres
    AME.
  • Borniola profunda (Dell, 1952)
    Width 1.5mm, Height 1.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Tasman Sea, off west coast North Island, 536 metres
    CME.
  • Borniola quadrata (Dell, 1956)
    Width 3.5mm, Height 2.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Auckland Islands, Chatham Islands and off west coast South Island
    FMAnE.
  • Borniola reniformis (Suter, 1908)
    Width 10mm, Height 7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart, Chatham and Snares Islands. From low tide to over 180 metres
    ACFMAnE.
  • Borniola taieriensis (Powell, 1939)
    Width 2.5mm, Height 2.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island, Fiordland to Stewart Island and Chatham Islands
    FME.
  • Erycina parva (Deshayes, 1856)
    Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Snares and Auckland Islands. Shallow water to about 90 metres
    ACFMAnE.
  • Kellia cycladiformis (Deshayes, 1834)
    Width 16mm, Height 13mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart, Chatham and southern Islands. Often found inside empty bivalves
    ACFMAnE.
  • Kellia minima Ponder, 1971
    Width 1.4mm, Height 1.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart Island. On algae at low tide to over 60 metres
    ACFE.
  • Lasaea hinemoa Finlay, 1928
    Width 3.7mm, Height 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart, Chathams, Bounty, Auckland and Campbell Islands. Also from Macquarie Island. Mid tide in algal clumps to over 100 metres
    ACFMAnE.
  • Lasaea maoria (Powell, 1933)
    Width 2.4mm, Height 2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North and South Islands. Under stones in mud at high tide
    ACFE.
  • Lasaea parengaensis Powell, 1935
    Width 1.5mm, Height 1.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North and South Islands
    ACFE.
  • Lasaea sp. aff. rubra (Montagu, 1803)
    Marine
    Kermadec Islands
    K
  • Montacuta semiradiata Tate, 1889
    Width 2.7mm, Height 1.9mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Challenger Plateau, west of North Island, 820 metres. Chatham Rise 430-1370 metres
    AME.
  • Myllita stowei (Hutton, 1873)
    Width 14mm, Height 8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North and northern South Island. Attached to the under sides of stones on sand
    ACE.
  • Myllita vivens Finlay, 1926
    Width 3.3mm, Height 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands to Foveaux Strait. Shallow water to about 95 metres
    ACFME.
  • Myllita vivens pinguis (Marwick, 1928)
    Width 4.3mm, Height 4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Islands, common in beach drift
    ME.
  • Mysella alpha Powell, 1937
    Width 2.2mm, Height 1.6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, North Cape and East Cape
    AE.
  • Mysella beta Powell, 1937
    Width 3.3mm, Height 2.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, off Cook Strait and Kermadec Islands
    KACE.
  • Mysella henryi Fleming, 1948
    Width 3.8mm, Height 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Fiordland
    FE.
  • Mysella hounselli (Powell, 1931)
    Width 6.3mm, Height 4.3mm
    Marine, Recent, Fossil, Endemic
    Off Northland to Stewart Island, and the Chatham Islands
    ACFMR.Fo.E.
  • Mysella lachlani Dell, 1952
    Width 6mm, Height 5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Mernoo Bank, off Lyttelton, 95 metres
    CME.
  • Mysella larochei Powell, 1940
    Width 7.5mm, Height 5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Stewart Island. In shell sand
    ACFE.
  • Mysella macquariensis (Hedley, 1916)
    Width 3.3mm, Height 2.7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Macquarie Island
    AnE.
  • Mysella morioria Dell, 1952
    Width 7.5mm, Height 5.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Islands
    ME.
  • Mysella tellinula (Odhner, 1924)
    Width 5.2mm, , Height 4.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island. North Cape to Ahipara
    AE.
  • Mysella unidentata (Odhner, 1924)
    Width 3.3mm, Height 2.6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Stewart, Chathams, Antipodes, Auckland, Bounty, Campbell and Snares Islands
    FMAnE.
  • Tellimya aupouria (Ponder, 1968)
    Width 5mm, Height 3.1mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands and off Northland East Coast
    AE.
  • Tellimya benthicola Dell, 1956
    Length 3.6mm, Height 2.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Chatham Islands, 600 metres, also off Bay of Plenty and South Island
    ME.
  • Tellimya reinga Crozier, 1966
    Length 12mm, Height 6mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 800 metres
    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