NZ Mollusca

Conus (Lividoconus) kermadecensis Iredale, 1913

Conus kermadecensis
Occasionally found in the Far North
Conus kermadecensis
Conus kermadecensis
SCUBA at 10-15 metres, 21mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Conidae - Conus (Lividoconus)
Family: CONIDAE
Synonyms: (=Calamiconus Tucker & Tenorio)
(=lischkeanus of authors not Weinkauff, in part)
Size/Grows to: Height 55mm, Width 22mm
Distribution: North NZ, intertidal to 73 metres. Also Kermadec Islands [K.A.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • East Anchorage, Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
  • Parengarenga Harbour, Far North, NZ, On sandbank at low tide
  • Off Mayor Island, 42-47 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off White Island, 62 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off White Island, 64-69 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off White Island, 73-59 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
References:
  • Puillandre, N., Duda, T.F., Meyer, C., Olivera, B.M., Bouchet, P. 2015: One, four or 100 genera? A new classification of the cone snails, Journal of Molluscan Studies, 81 (p.10)
  • Tucker, J.K., Tenorio, M.J. 2009: Systematic classification of Recent and Fossil Conoidean Gastropods: with keys to the genera of cone shells, ConchBooks, Hackenheim, Germany (p.86)
  • Brook, F.J., Marshall, B.A. 1998: The coastal molluscan fauna of the northern Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 28 (p.227)
  • Adams, R. Oct/1995: Conilithes wollastoni, Maxwell and Cone Shells in NZ, Poirieria, 17(4) (p.7)
  • Coomans, H.E., Filmer, R.M. 1985: Studies of Conidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda) 3: Systematics and distribution of some Australian species, including two new taxa, Beaufortia, 35 (p.10)
  • Marshall, B.A. 1981: New records of Conidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from the New Zealand region, New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 8(4) (p.493)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.245)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1972: A Kermadec Island Conus (Mollusca: Gastropoda) found living in northern New Zealand waters, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 9 (p.250)
  • Iredale, T. 1912: New generic names and new species of marine Mollusca, Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 10(3) (p.227)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.