NZ Mollusca

Family: Epitoniidae

Acirsa cookiana (Dell, 1956)
North Island, Cook Strait and eastern South Island [A.C.E.]
Height 10mm, Width 3.5mm
Alora billeeana (Du Shane & Bratcher, 1965)
Kermadec Islands [K.]
Kermadec Islands [K.]
Height 30mm
North Island, Hawkes Bay to Chatham Islands [C.F.M.E.]
Height 7mm, Width 3mm
Cirsotrema zelebori (Dunker, 1866)
Three Kings Islands, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands [A.C.F.M.E.]
Wentletrap. Endemic
Height 30mm, Width 11mm
Claviscala kuroharai Kuroda & Habe, 1961
Off Three Kings Islands, Norfolk Islands, Japan. 200-730 metres [A.]
Height 83mm Width 22.4mm
Cycloscala sp. cf. hyalina (G.B.Sowerby II, 1844)
Kermadec Islands [K.]
Northland to Mahia [A.C.E.]
Wentletrap. Endemic
Height 14mm, Width 6mm
Epitonium (Hyaloscala) jukesianum (Forbes, 1852)
(=ampacta Iredale)
North Island to Cook Strait. Also Tasmania and from New South Wales to Western Australia [A.C.E.]
Wentletrap. Endemic
Height 13mm, Width 4mm
Northland east coast. Also New South Wales, Australia [A.C.]
Wentletrap. In shallow water on fine sand, in open coast situations
Height 14mm, Width 5mm
Northland to Bay of Plenty, in silty sand. Also Queensland to Victoria, Australia [A.C.E.]
Wentletrap. Endemic. In sheltered shallow water, on silty sand
Height 20mm, Width 9mm
Gyroscala (Pomiscala) lamellosa (Lamarck, 1822)
(=Scalaria perplexa Pease, =coronatum Lamarck 1816?)
Kermadec, Australia and Northland, NZ [K.A.]
Umbilicus is closed, there is a spiral rib on the base of the body whorl, and a brown band is present at the top of whorls
Height 30mm, Width 12mm
Janthina exigua (Lamarck, 1822)
Pelagic. Commonly washed ashore on west coast beaches [A.C.F.M.]
Violet Snail. Strong and widely spaced growth ridges
Height 23mm, Width 21mm
Janthina globosa Swainson, 1826
Pelagic. Occasionally washed ashore on Northland east coast beaches [A.]
Violet Snail
Height 32mm, Width 26mm
Janthina janthina (Linnaeus, 1758)
(=violacea Röding)
World wide. Pelagic [A.C.F.M.]
Violet Snail
Height 38mm, Width 40mm
Janthina umbilicata d'Orbigny, 1840
Pelagic. Kermadec Islands and Northern NZ [K.A.]
Fine and closely spaced growth ridges
Height 16mm, Width 15mm
Northland, off Ahipara 130 metres [A.E.]
Height 7mm, Width 2.5mm
Off Taiaroa Head, Otago [F.E.]
Height 7.5mm, Width 2.5mm
Northland, off North Cape [A.E.]
Height 10mm
Off North Cape [A.E.]
Height 4.5mm, Width 1.3mm
Recluzia lutea (Bennett, 1840)
(=rollandiana Petit de la Saussaye)
Washed ashore Northland to Bay of Plenty [K.A.]
Height 37mm, Width 26mm