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glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 05:12 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on the beach(exposed part), fresh dead. .

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What

Ostrich Foot Snail Struthiolaria papulosa

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 05:03 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on the beach, it was still alive and crawling on sand. I putted back to the sea, I hope it can survive.

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What

Pustular Triton Snail Argobuccinum pustulosum

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 04:21 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks. Worn and broken.

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What

Cart-Rut Shell Dicathais orbita

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 04:15 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks. Live ones are very common on rocks at low tide.

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What

Spengler's Trumpet Snail Cabestana spengleri

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 04:11 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks. It was still alive so I threw it back to subtidal rocks.

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Pear Bonnet Snail Semicassis pyrum

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 04:10 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks. Fresh dead, impressive colour and size.

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What

Arabic Volute Alcithoe arabica

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 04:09 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks.

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glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 04:07 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks, alive.

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What

Spotted Tiger Topshell Maurea punctulata

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 04:07 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks, alive. The top is gone, but beautiful one.

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glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 04:04 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks, alive. Pretty sure this is a juvenile A. arabica, but not 100%.

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What

Pear Bonnet Snail Semicassis pyrum

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 04:01 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks. Fresh dead.

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What

Ostrich Foot Snail Struthiolaria papulosa

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 04:01 PM NZST

Description

Lots were washed up with many broken Tonna tankervillii on a small beach between rocks. I found several live ones too.

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glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 04:00 PM NZST

Description

Broken, washed up on a small beach between rocks. Only umbilicus.

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glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 03:55 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks. This species is pretty rare in NZ, occasionally found on exposed sandy beach.
There was something dirty on this shell. Second photo shows the shell after I removed the dirt.

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glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 03:55 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks. Most of they were broken.

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What

Labiate Helmet Snail Semicassis labiata

Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 14, 2020 03:35 PM NZST

Description

Washed up on a small beach between rocks. Often found around there, but not common.

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Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 01:15 PM NZST

Description

Washed up. Approx 5 mm.

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glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 01:14 PM NZST

Description

Washed up, rare species. Approx 3.5 mm.

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Observer

glycymeris

Date

June 7, 2020 01:22 PM NZST

Description

Washed up, alive.

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What

Red-mouthed Whelk Cominella virgata

Observer

glycymeris

Date

May 24, 2020

Description

Found in a rock pool at low tide, juvenile.
An interesting coloured C. virgata.

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Observer

glycymeris

Date

May 6, 2020 05:03 PM NZST

Description

Found on an alive Monoplex shell at very low tide.
(Observation for the Monolex; https://inaturalist.nz/observations/48421401), I noticed these tiny black snails when I was looking my photos today.

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What

Spengler's Trumpet Snail Cabestana spengleri

Observer

glycymeris

Date

May 6, 2020 05:00 PM NZST

Description

Found on boulders at very low tide. Mating.

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Giant Hairy Triton Snail Monoplex parthenopeus

Observer

glycymeris

Date

May 6, 2020 05:03 PM NZST

Description

Found on boulders at very low tide. This individual had a intact protoconch as I photographed in the 3rd photo.

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glycymeris

Date

May 6, 2020 04:48 PM NZST

Description

Found at very low tide, alive.
Maybe P. auriformis.

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Observer

glycymeris

Date

May 6, 2020 04:45 PM NZST

Description

Found at very low tide, alive.
Many alive &fresh dead ones were found on sandy mud in the day, even though they are rarely washed up around there.

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Observer

glycymeris

Date

May 24, 2020

Description

Found on sandy rock in lower intertidal zone. Uncommon but this place is one of best to find this species.

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What

Turret Shell Maoricolpus roseus

Observer

glycymeris

Date

May 24, 2020 02:30 AM NZST

Description

Found on rock and sand in lower intertidal zone. Quite nice specimen.

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What

Quoy's Whelk Cominella quoyana

Observer

glycymeris

Date

May 24, 2020

Description

Found with a hermit crab at low tide.

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What

Southern Olive Amalda australis

Observer

glycymeris

Date

May 24, 2020

Description

Found with some Cake Urchins at low tide.

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White-speckled Seahare Aplysia argus

Observer

glycymeris

Date

May 24, 2020 04:18 PM NZST

Description

Found at very low tide. Uncommon.

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