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.]
Notes: Moon Snail
Some known Localities
  • NE bay of Meyer Island, Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
  • Off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
  • North West Bay, Great Island, Three Kings Islands, NZ
  • South East Bay, Great Island, Three Kings Islands, NZ
  • W of Cape Reinga, 78 metres, NZ
  • Kapowairua, Spirits Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
  • Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
  • Deep Water Cove, 33-46 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Red Head Beach, Okahu Island, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • N end of Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ, (holotype)
  • Taupiri Bay, Northland, NZ
  • Te Araara Point, Tawhiti Rahi, Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ
  • South Harbour, Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Reotahi, Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Off E side of Mayor Island, 59-74 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • 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
  • Ranfurly Bank, 94-89 metres, East Cape, NZ *2
  • Ranfurly Bank, 76-71 metres, East Cape, NZ
  • Ranfurly Bank, 49 metres, East Cape, NZ *2
  • Ranfurly Bank, 79-83 metres, East Cape, NZ *2
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References:
  • Spurgeon, A.M., Burch, K.W., Carson, K., Walton, K., Plaisted, J. Nov/2017: Notes on NZ Collected Species, Cookia, 29 (p.12)
  • 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