NZ Mollusca

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Cominella (Cominula) quoyana
Cominella (Cominula) quoyana
Hermit crab in rock pool, Rarawa, Far North, NZ
Baeolidia australis
Baeolidia australis
In a shallow sandy rock pool, Far North, NZ
Bulla quoyii
Bulla quoyii
Alive in shallow rock pools at low tide. Far North, NZ
Adelphotectonica reevei
Adelphotectonica reevei
In beach drift, Rarawa Beach, Far North, NZ
Euterebra tristis
Euterebra tristis
Far North, NZ
Cirsotrema zelebori
Cirsotrema zelebori
Washed up alive on beach with animal, Far North, NZ
Tutufa bufo
Tutufa bufo
Typical beach-worn specimen found occasionally on Northland beaches
Tonna cumingii
Tonna cumingii
Found in beach drift, Far North, NZ
Oppomorus nodulifera
Oppomorus nodulifera
Below low tide, Northland, NZ
Agnewia tritoniformis
Agnewia tritoniformis
From shallow water, Northland, NZ
Diloma zelandicum
Diloma zelandicum
Found under and around rocks throughout the country
Fulgurofusus maxwelli
Fulgurofusus maxwelli
Trawled at 760 metres, Bounty Plateau
Conus (Lividoconus) kermadecensis
Conus (Lividoconus) kermadecensis
SCUBA at 10-15 metres
Coralliophila squamosissima
Coralliophila squamosissima
Hermit crab found in a rock pool at low tide, Far North, NZ
Fiona pinnata
Fiona pinnata
Washed up in the Far North, on a plastic bottle covered in Goose Barnacles
Aphelodoris luctuosa
Aphelodoris luctuosa
Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, in a rock pool at low tide
Pinctada maculata
Pinctada maculata
Washed up on Henderson Bay, Far North, ~2012
Chama sp.
Chama sp.
Found washed up on a piece of pumice, Te Araroa, East Cape
Acanthochitona zelandica
Acanthochitona zelandica
Henderson Bay, Far North. Under rocks at low tide
Atalacmea fragilis
Atalacmea fragilis
Found under stones at low tide. Henderson Bay, Far North
Alcithoe lutea
Alcithoe lutea
NW Challenger Plateau ~580m, May-June 2007
Mammilla simiae
Mammilla simiae
Washed up in beach drift, Rarawa Beach, Far North
Bursa verrucosa
Bursa verrucosa
Washed up in beach drift, Rarawa Beach, Far North
Nautilus pompilius
Nautilus pompilius
Washed up on Ninety Mile Beach, 1980's
Dolabrifera brazieri
Dolabrifera brazieri
In shallow rock pool at low tide, Northland
Notocochlis cernica
Notocochlis cernica
Hermit crab in rock pool, Karikari Peninsula, Northland
Umbraculum umbraculum
Umbraculum umbraculum
In a rock pool, with eggs
Janthina globosa
Janthina globosa
Washed up on high tide line, Karikari Peninsula, Northland
Notoacmea cellanoides
Notoacmea cellanoides
On rocks at mid-high tide
Chiton glaucus
Chiton glaucus
Under stones at low tide

New Species

The following species have recently been added to our NZ fauna.

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