NZ Mollusca

Haminoea zelandiae (Gray, 1843)

Haminoea zelandiae
Empty shell in a rock pool, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ, 15-20mm tall
Haminoea zelandiae
Empty shell in a rock pool, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
, 15-20mm tall
Haminoea zelandiae
A thin bubble shell common on tidal mud-flats, showing the dark animal inside
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Heterobranchia - Cephalaspidea - Haminoeidae - Haminoea
Family: HAMINOEIDAE
Size/Grows to: Height 27mm, Width 22mm
Distribution: North Island and northern part of South Island [A.C.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Parengarenga Harbour, Far North, NZ
  • Paramata Harbour, Wellington, NZ
  • Pelorus Sound, 15 metres, Marlborough Sounds, NZ
References:
  • Morley, M.S., Hayward, B.W. 2015: Intertidal records of 'sea slugs' (nudibranchs and allied opisthobranch gastropods) from northern North Island, New Zealand, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 50 (p.57)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.275)

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