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  • Aeneator attenuatus Powell, 1927
    Height 65mm, Width 25mm, Marine, Endemic. Sculpture of fine spiral cords. Lirate within aperture
    North Island, off Ahipara, Ninety Mile Beach AE.
  • Aeneator benthicolus Dell, 1963
    Height 60mm, Width 30mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island, Northland to Bay of Plenty in deep water to about 300 fathoms AE.
  • Aeneator comptus (Finlay, 1924)
    Height 60mm, Width 24mm, Marine, Endemic. Sculpture of strong vertical axial folds
    North Island. Bay of Plenty to Mahia, and northern South Island ACE.
  • Aeneator elegans (Suter, 1917)
    Height 41mm, Width 18mm, Marine, Endemic. Strongly ribbed and shouldered species, compared to A. valedicta
    Central and southern New Zealand CFE.
  • Aeneator galatheae Powell, 1958
    Height 40mm, Width 15mm, Marine, Endemic
    Fiordland, South Island FE.
  • Aeneator marshalli separabilis Dell, 1956
    Height 45mm, Width 21mm, Marine, Endemic. Axial ribs on shoulders
    North Island, Bay of Plenty AE.
  • Aeneator otagoensis Finlay, 1930
    (=cookianus Dell)
    Height 93mm, Width 43mm, Marine, Endemic
    East Cape to Otago Heads CFE.
  • Aeneator recens (Dell, 1951)
    Height 61mm, Width 31mm, Marine, Endemic
    South Island, off Eastern Otago and Chatham Rise CFME.
  • Aeneator valedictus (Watson, 1886)
    Height 50mm, Width 22mm, Marine, Endemic. Has axial sculpture only as nodules around the shoulder angle
    South Island and Chatham Islands CFME.
  • Antarctodomus powelli Dell, 1995
    Length 34mm, Width 20mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northern Mernoo Slope 1568 metres. Bounty Trough 1386 metres CFE.
  • Austrofusus chathamensis (Finlay, 1928)
    Height 60mm, Width 33mm, Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Islands. Off Cook Strait, Wellington CME.
  • Austrofusus glans (Röding, 1798)
    (=agrestior Finlay,1927, =tragulatus Iredale,1937)
    Height 88mm, Width 41mm, Knobbed Whelk. Marine, Endemic
    Throughout New Zealand, including Stewart Island ACFE.
  • Buccinulum colensoi (Suter, 1908)
    Height 22mm, Width 11mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island. East Cape to Wairarapa CE.
  • Buccinulum flexicostatum Dell, 1956
    Height 25mm, Width 12mm, Marine, Endemic
    South Island, off eastern Otago. Chatham Islands FME.
  • Buccinulum fuscozonatum (Suter, 1908)
    Height 33mm, Width 16mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island east coast ACE.
  • Buccinulum linea (Martyn, 1784)
    Height 49mm, Width 23mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Chatham Islands. Under rocks from low tide ACFME.
  • Buccinulum mariae Powell, 1940
    Height 20mm, Width 11mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland east coast to Bay of Plenty and East Cape AE.
  • Buccinulum pallidum Finlay, 1928
    Height 45mm, Width 21mm, Marine, Endemic
    Southern North Island from Mahia to Stewart Island, Chatham Islands CFME.
  • Buccinulum pallidum powelli Ponder, 1971
    Height 40mm, Width 18mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland to East Cape AE.
  • Buccinulum pertinax (Martens, 1878)
    Height 45mm, Width 21mm, Marine, Endemic
    Southern half of South Island, Stewart, Chatham, Snares, Antipodes, Auckland and Campbell Islands FMAnE.
  • Buccinulum pertinax finlayi Powell, 1929
    Height 37mm, Width 17mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Taiaroa Head, Otago, and Banks Peninsula CFE.
  • Buccinulum robustum Powell, 1929
    Height 21mm, Width 9mm, Marine, Endemic
    Nortland to East Cape AE.
  • Buccinulum vittatum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
    (=littorinoides Reeve)
    Height 26mm, Width 12mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, and Stewart Island ACFAnE.
  • Buccinulum vittatum bicinctum (Hutton, 1873)
    Height 33mm, Width 15mm, Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Islands ME.
  • Calagrassor aldermenensis (Powell, 1971)
    Height 16mm, Width 7mm, Marine
    North Island. East of the Aldermen Islands, Bay of Plenty to East Cape. On waterlogged wood around 400-500 metres. Also Philippines and the SW Indian Ocean A
  • Cominella (Cominella) adspersa (Bruguière, 1789)
    Length 65mm, Width 40mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island, northern part of South Island and Chatham Islands ACME.
  • Cominella (Cominella) maculosa (Martyn, 1784)
    Length 45mm, Width 23mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island, northern part of South Island and Chatham Islands ACME.
  • Pareuthria fuscata (Bruguière, 1789)
    (=campbelli Filhol)
    Height 33mm, Width 18mm, Marine, Endemic
    Campbell and Antipodes Islands, in low tidal pools AnE.
  • Penion chathamensis (Powell, 1938)
    Height 244mm, Width 106mm, Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Rise to Chatham Islands, trawled around 400-450 metres ME.
  • Penion cuvierianus (Powell, 1927)
    (=dilatatus of authors)
    Height 220mm, Width 85mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island to Cook Strait and Tasman Bay ACE.
  • Penion cuvierianus jeakingsi (Powell, 1947)
    Height 150mm, Width 65mm, Marine, Endemic
    Cook Strait to Tasman Bay CE.
  • Penion fairfieldae (Powell, 1947)
    Height 156mm, Width 65mm, Marine, Endemic. Solid, shorter spire, with wide shoulders and axial folds
    South Island, off Otago Heads FE.
  • Penion lineatus Marshall, Hills & Vaux, 2018
    King Bank, Middlesex Bank, Three Kings Islands and northwest of Cape Reinga A
  • Penion ormesi (Powell, 1927)
    Height 200mm, Width 75mm, Marine, Endemic. Slender with tall spire
    From Northland down to Cape Campbell and Cook Strait ACE.
  • Penion sulcatus (Lamarck, 1816)
    (=dilatatus Quoy & Gaimard)
    Height 160mm, Width 65mm, Siphon Whelk. Marine, Endemic
    North and South Islands, intertidal to about 50 fathoms ACE.
  • Phos (Phos) hirasei G.B. Sowerby III, 1913
    Length 38mm, Width 17mm, Marine
    Kermadec Islands, Indo-Pacific K
  • Prosipho tomlini Powell, 1957
    Height 13mm, Width 7mm, Marine, Endemic
    Macquarie Island 69 metres AnE.
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 approxomation 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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South Island
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