NZ Mollusca

Casmaria perryi (Iredale, 1912)

Casmaria perryi
Bland Bay, Northland. Hermit crab in rock pool, 33.5mm
Casmaria perryi
Tokerau Beach, Northland
Classification: Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda
Size/Grows to: Height 53mm, Width 27mm
Distribution: SE Australia, Kermadec Islands and Northland east coast [K.A.]
Some known Localities
  • W side Meyer Island, Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
  • Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands, (holotype)
  • Wanganella Bank, 113-118 metres, Norfolk Ridge
  • Kaimaumau Beach, Far North, NZ
  • Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Taupiri Bay, Northland, NZ
  • Ngaiotonga, NE of Kawakawa, Northland, NZ
  • Okura Bay, Bland Bay, Northland, NZ
  • Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Oruawharo Bay, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Opape Beach, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Buijse, J.A., Dekker, H., Verbinnen, G. 2013: On the identity of Casmaria species (Gastropoda, Cassidae), with description of two new species, Acta Conchyliorum, 14 (p.18)
  • Bracegirdle, S. Nov/2003: Ohiwa and Opape Beaches, Bay of Plenty, Cookia, 15 (p.24)
  • Brook, F.J., Marshall, B.A. 1998: The coastal molluscan fauna of the northern Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 28 (p.220)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.160)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1976: On the considerable influx of warm water molluscs that have invaded northern New Zealand waters within recent years, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 13 (p.149)
  • Mitchener, G. Sep/1967: Casmaria perryi, Poirieria, 4(2)
  • Iredale, T. 1912: New generic names and new species of marine Mollusca, Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 10(3) (p.227)

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