NZ Mollusca

Notocochlis cernica (Jousseaume, 1874)

Notocochlis cernica
North of Bland Bay, in beach drift, 11mm
Notocochlis cernica
Hermit crab in rock pool, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, 19.5mm
Classification: Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda
Synonyms: (=lemniscata Philippi, =sagittata hancockae Powell)
Size/Grows to: Height 18mm, Width 16mm
Distribution: Central Indian Ocean to Eastern Australia and the Philippines. NZ, Northland to Auckland [K.A.]
Some known Localities
  • NE bay of Meyer Island, Raoul Island
  • Off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
  • North West Bay, Great Island, Three Kings Islands
  • South East Bay, Great Island, Three Kings Islands
  • W of Cape Reinga, 78 metres
  • Kapowairua, Spirits Bay, Far North
  • Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland
  • Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland
  • Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands, 33-46 metres
  • Red Head Beach, Okahu Island, Bay of Islands
  • N end of Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands
  • Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands, (holotype)
  • Taupiri Bay, Northland
  • Te Araara Point, Tawhiti Rahi, Poor Knights Islands
  • South Harbour, Poor Knights, Northland
  • Reotahi, Whangarei Heads
  • Off E side of Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty, 59-74 metres *2
  • Off White Island, Bay of Plenty, 62 metres
  • Off White Island, Bay of Plenty, 64-69 metres
  • Off White Island, Bay of Plenty, 73-59 metres
  • Ranfurly Bank, East Cape, 94-89 metres *2
  • Ranfurly Bank, East Cape, 76-71 metres
  • Ranfurly Bank, East Cape, 49 metres *2
  • Ranfurly Bank, East Cape, 79-83 metres *2
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References:
  • Torigoe, K., Inaba, A. 2011: Revision on the classification of Recent Naticidae, Bulletin of the Nishinomiya Shell Museum, 7 (p.100)
  • Kabat, A.R. 2000: Results of the Rumphius Biohistorical Expedition to Ambon. Part 10. Mollusca, Gastropoda, Naticidae, Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden), 73 (p.364)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.154)
  • Grange, K.R. Mar/1972: Notes of Interest: Natica sagittata hancockae, Poirieria, 6(3) (p.58)

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