NZ Mollusca

Tonna perdix (Linnaeus, 1758)

Tonna perdix
Found washed up on drift line, Whangaroa area, Northland, 37mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Littorinimorpha - Tonnidae - Tonna
Size/Grows to: Length 225mm
Distribution: Indo-Western Pacific, Kermadec Islands and Northland [K.A.]
Some known Localities
  • Off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
  • Denham Bay, Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands *2
  • Parengarenga Harbour, Far North, NZ
  • Whangaroa, Northland, NZ
  • Tutukaka Harbour, Whangarei, Northland, NZ
  • Spurgeon, A.M., Burch, K.W., Carson, K., Walton, K., Plaisted, J. Nov/2017: Notes on NZ Collected Species, Cookia, 29 (p.14)
  • Vos, C. 2007: A Conchological Iconography 13, The family Tonnidae, ConchBooks, Hackenheim, Germany (p.70)
  • 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.221)
  • Paul, W.J. Mar/1979: New Zealand Tonnidae, Cookia, 3(1) (p.21)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.162)
  • 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.150)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1974: New Zealand Molluscan Systematics with Descriptions of New Species: Part 8, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 11 (p.204)
  • Gardner, N.W. Sep/1973: The Tun Shell (Tonnidae) which occur around northern New Zealand, Poirieria, 7(2) (p.42)

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