NZ Mollusca

Phenatoma zelandica (E.A. Smith, 1877)

Phenatoma zelandicaHermit crab in rock pool at low tide, Far North, NZ, 25mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Borsoniidae - Phenatoma
Family: BORSONIIDAE
Size/Grows to: Height 25mm, Width 10mm
Distribution: North and South Islands, as far south as Otago Heads [A.C.F.E.]
Some known Localities
  • Scott Point, Ninety Mile Beach, Far North, NZ
  • Bland Bay, Northland, NZ
  • Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Off Pakiri, 40 metres, Auckland, NZ
  • Maori Bay, Muriwai, Auckland, NZ
  • Lyall Bay, Wellington, NZ
  • Taiaroa Head, Otago, NZ
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979 New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.234)

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