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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
Antarctoneptunea benthicolus
Antarctoneptunea benthicolus
Dredged in deep water off the Chatham Rise
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
Murexsul espinosus
Murexsul espinosus
From off White Island in about 20 metres
Admetula superstes
Admetula superstes
Trawled in the Bay of Plenty
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
Agatha georgiana
Agatha georgiana
Tutukaka, Whangarei
Cantharidus (Pseudomargarella) turneri
Cantharidus (Pseudomargarella) turneri
On seaweed, Horseshoe Bay, Stewart Island
Cantharidus dilatatus
Cantharidus dilatatus
Taupiri Bay, Northland, in beach drift
Micrelenchus tesselatus
Micrelenchus tesselatus
Tolaga Bay, East Cape
Micrelenchus tenebrosus
Micrelenchus tenebrosus
Marfells Beach, Marlborough
Macrozafra vivens
Macrozafra vivens
Tolaga Bay, East Cape
Casmaria perryi
Casmaria perryi
Bland Bay, Northland. Hermit crab in rock pool
Turritriton labiosus
Turritriton labiosus
Poor Knights Islands, 1960's
Poroleda lanceolata
Poroleda lanceolata
Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands, dredged 30 approx. metres

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