NZ Mollusca

Atalacmea fragilis (G.B. Sowerby I, 1823)

Atalacmea fragilisFound under stones at low tide. Henderson Bay, Far North, 8-10mm
Atalacmea fragilisUnder rocks at low tide, Ngawi, Wellington, NZ, Length 12-15mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda - Lottiidae - Atalacmea
Size/Grows to: Length 15mm, Width 12mm, Height 2mm
Distribution: North, South and Stewart Island [A.C.F.E.]
Some known Localities
  • Henderson Bay Point, Far North, NZ
  • Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
  • Porirua Harbour, Wellington, NZ
  • Orongorongo River mouth, Wellington, NZ *2
  • Ngawi, NW of Cape Palliser, Wellington, NZ
  • Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, NZ
  • Sealer's Bay, Codfish Island, Stewart Island, NZ
  • Stewart Island, NZ
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979 New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.49)

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

*2 © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND