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Non-marine molluscs of New Zealand include gastropods, such as land snails, and freshwater molluscs (or shellfish), such as freshwater mussels. Among the best known are the large native forest snails such as the Paryphanta (kauri snails) and Powelliphanta.

Systematic list

Freshwater gastropods

Tateidae

  • Catapyrgus jamyi Verhaegen & Haase, 2021
  • Catapyrgus sororius Haase, 2008
  • Obtusopyrgus farri Verhaegen & Haase, 2021
  • Opacuincola gretathunbergae Verhaegen & Haase, 2021
  • Opacuincola lisannea Verhaegen & Haase, 2021
  • Opacuincola mete Haase, 2008 with the subspecies O. mete kahurangi Verhaegen & Haase, 2021

Latiidae - only one genus Latia is endemic to the North Island

  • Latia climoi Starobogatov, 1986 - type species
  • Latia lateralis (Gould, 1852)
  • Latia neritoides Gray, 1850

Lymnaeidae


Planorbidae

  • Planorbis kahuica

Land gastropods

Hydrocenidae

  • Omphalorissa purchasi (Pfeiffer, 1862)

Orthalicidae

Pupinidae

  • Cytora ampla
  • Cytora annectens
  • Cytora aranea
  • Cytora calva
  • Cytora chiltoni
  • Cytora cytora
  • Cytora depressa
  • Cytora fasciata
  • Cytora filicosta
  • Cytora hedleyi
  • Cytora hirsutissima
  • Cytora hispida
  • Cytora kiama
  • Cytora lignaria
  • Cytora pallida
  • Cytora pannosa
  • Cytora septentrionale
  • Cytora solitaria
  • Cytora tekakiensis
  • Cytora torquilla
  • Liarea aupouria: Liarea aupouria aupouria and Liarea aupouria tara
  • Liarea bicarinata
  • Liarea egea: Liarea egea egea and Liarea egea tessellata
  • Liarea hochstetteri: Liarea hochstetteri alta, Liarea hochstetteri carinella and Liarea hochstetteri hochstetteri
  • Liarea lepida
  • Liarea ornata
  • Liarea turriculata: Liarea turriculata partula, Liarea turriculata turriculata and Liarea turriculata waipoua

Rhytididae

  • Paryphanta busbyi
  • Paryphanta watti
  • Powelliphanta spp. - all species of the genus Powelliphanta are endemic to New Zealand
  • Rhytida spp. - all species of the genus Rhytida are endemic to New Zealand
  • Schizoglossa spp. - all species of the genus Schizoglossa are endemic to New Zealand
  • Wainuia spp. - all species of the genus Wainuia are endemic to New Zealand

Charopidae, Otoconchinae

  • Otoconcha dimidiata

Helicidae


Bivalvia

Hyriidae

  • Cucumerunio websteri (Simpson, 1902)
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