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Plaxiphora obtecta
Plaxiphora obtecta
Low tide at Scott Point, Ninety Mile Beach, Far North
Pinctada maculata
Pinctada maculata
Washed up on Henderson Bay, Far North, ~2012
Cerithium sp.
Cerithium sp.
An Indo-Pacific species of Cerithium found washed up on a Northland beach
Chama sp.
Chama sp.
Found washed up on a piece of pumice, Te Araroa, East Cape
Thylacodes aotearoicus
Thylacodes aotearoicus
Henderson Bay, Far North, in beach drift
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
Cellana radians
Cellana radians
On low tidal rock. Henderson Bay, Far North
Bathymophila alabida
Bathymophila alabida
Rumble III, Kermadec Ridge
Poirieria kopua
Poirieria kopua
Papanui Canyon, Otago
Bathyaustriella thionipta
Bathyaustriella thionipta
Kermadec Ridge
Alcithoe lutea
Alcithoe lutea
NW Challenger Plateau ~580m, May-June 2007
Thalassocyon tui
Thalassocyon tui
Trawled off Kaipara, North Island
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
Antarctoneptunea aurora
Antarctoneptunea aurora
Ross Sea, Antarctica, 525-537 metres
Notocochlis cernica
Notocochlis cernica
Hermit crab in rock pool, Karikari Peninsula, Northland
Umbraculum umbraculum
Umbraculum umbraculum
In a rock pool, with eggs
Philinopsis taronga
Philinopsis taronga
In large rock pool, Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland
Janthina globosa
Janthina globosa
Washed up on high tide line, Karikari Peninsula, Northland
Cominella (Cominista) glandiformis
Cominella (Cominista) glandiformis
A group devouring a dead bivalve. Parengarenga Harbour, Far North
Monoplex parthenopeus
Monoplex parthenopeus
Low tide, Karikari Peninsula, Northland
Notoacmea cellanoides
Notoacmea cellanoides
On rocks at mid-high tide
Notoplax violacea
Notoplax violacea
Found under rocks at and below low tide
Chiton glaucus
Chiton glaucus
Under stones at low tide
Micrelenchus tesselatus
Micrelenchus tesselatus
Tolaga Bay, East Cape

New Species

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

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