NZ Mollusca

Turritriton labiosus (Wood, 1828)

Turritriton labiosus
Poor Knights Islands, 1960's, 30mm
Classification: Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda
Size/Grows to: Height 25mm, Width 15mm
Distribution: Off Northland east coast. Also Indo-West Pacific, Japan, Philippines, Fiji, Australia, Kermadec Islands [K.A.]
Some known Localities
  • Philippine Islands, Philippines
  • Guadeloupe, North Atlantic Ocean, (holotype)
  • Fiji
  • Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, (type of Triton stangeri A.Adams & Angas, 1864)
  • W side Meyer Island, Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
  • N side of Dayrell Island, Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
  • Off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
  • Tom Bowling Bay, Far North, NZ (Fossil)
  • Tauranga Bay, Whangaroa, Northland, NZ
  • Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Off Pakiri, 40 metres, Auckland, NZ
  • Just S of Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Lottin Point, East Cape, NZ
  • 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)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.164)
  • 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.152)
  • Gardner, N.W. Sep/1973: Would you recognise Turritriton labiosa (Wood), Poirieria, 7(2) (p.29)

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