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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochida (Order) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Trochidae (Family) > Cantharidinae (Subfamily) > Cantharidus (Genus)
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  • Genus: Cantharidus

  • Cantharidus antipodum (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1854)
    Width 12mm, Height 10mm, Marine, Endemic
    South Island, Otago to Stewart Island, Snares, Campbell, Auckland and Antipodes Islands. Under kelp holdfasts FAnE.
  • Cantharidus capillaceus (Philippi, 1848)
    Height 28mm, Width 20mm, Marine
    Auckland, Campbell and Antipodes Islands An
  • Cantharidus dilatatus (G.B. Sowerby II, 1870)
    Height 8mm, Width 8mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. On kelp at low tide to about 5 metres ACFME.
  • Cantharidus festivus (B.A. Marshall, 1998)
    Height 6.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands and off Cape Reinga, Far North, 13-88 metres AE.
  • Cantharidus fulminatus (Hutton, 1873)
    Width 8mm, Height 8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Islands, intertidal to shallow water ME.
  • Cantharidus opalus (Martyn, 1784)
    Height 50mm, Width 38mm, Opal Top Shell, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Littoral to moderate depths ACFME.
  • Cantharidus puysegurensis (Powell, 1939)
    Height 5.0mm, Width 5.5mm, Marine, Endemic, Distinct flattened base and wide umbilicus
    South Island CFE.
  • Cantharidus turneri (Powell, 1939)
    Width 9mm, Height 8mm, Marine, Endemic
    Stewart Island. On seaweed covered rocks FE.
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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