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Virgiconus flavidusVirgiconus flavidus
Found scuba-diving in the Bay of Plenty
Cellana flavaCellana flava
More common in the south
Calamiconus lischkeanusCalamiconus lischkeanus
Occasionally found in the Far North
Murexsul espinosusMurexsul espinosus
From off White Island in about 20 metres
Metzgeria problematicaMetzgeria problematica
Trawled in deep water on the Bounty Plateau
Alcithoe seelyeorumAlcithoe seelyeorum
Smoother form, from off the Three Kings Islands

Welcome to the 'New Zealand Mollusca' website.

This website has evolved from my passion for New Zealand Shells - collecting, studying, and photographing them.

Here I have endeavourd to provide an up-to-date checklist of all New Zealand species, with images of the more common or well-known species.

I am constantly adding more information about each species, including sizes, habitats, and common names of some species.

I have recently updated the site to include Google Maps to show some of the locations where species have been recorded. Some of these locations are only approximate. I will be updating the locality data and fine-tuning the locations as I go.

I have also begun adding references to some of the New Zealand Molluscan Publications, eg. "Poirieria" and "Cookia". These are listed with the Species Details, when species are mentioned in the publication.

I am adding references to the checklist. This will be updated and added to, as I go through my reference library.
Click here for a list of references.

Also, I am adding Type localities to species details.

The checklist has now been supplemented with a page list for each family.

If you have any suggestions, enquiries or questions, please email me. Any comments would be appreciated.

 

Andrew Spurgeon

andrew@mollusca.co.nz











 
Locations updated to use Google Maps
showing some of the places where species have been recorded.
26 July 2014
References to Publications for individual species have been added.
May 2014
References to Scientific Papers for individual species have been added. Click here for a list of references.
Kermadec species added.
Endemic (E) and Introduced (I) symbols added to the Geographic Range information
29 July 2014
New photos added.
29 July 2014
Checklist updated.
26 June 2010
'Common Name' search added.
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