Notoacmea parviconoidea

Identification 4

Distinguishing Characteristics
A small oval shell, solid. Apex is centrally placed and the shell is smooth or may have weak ribs. It is greyish white to light brown and has radiating dark lines and blotches.

Size
Can grow up to 12mm, Width 9mm, Height 6mm

Distribution
Found in throughout New Zealand in small pits, crevices or empty barnacle shells, or between mussels and oysters at mid to low tide

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/4187480
  2. (c) memopob, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/3195905
  3. (c) Peter Poortman, www.nzshells.net.nz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tangatawhenua, http://www.nzshells.net.nz/Images/047L.jpg
  4. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Location Aupourian, Cookian, Forsterian, Moriorian
Depth Low Tide, Mid Tide