Kuschelita inflata Climo, 1974:266



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1972 (22 June or later)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Ministry of Works and Development bore, Roy(')s Hill, west of Hastings/near Napier, North Island, New Zealand


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype:






Original scientific description:

Climo, F. M. (1974). Description and affinities of the subterranean molluscan fauna of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 1(3): 247-284.


Other references:

Grainger, N., Collier, K., Hitchmough, R., Harding, J., Smith, B. and Sutherland, D. (2014). Conservation status of New Zealand freshwater invertebrates, 2013. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 8. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 28 pp.

Grainger, N., Harding, J., Drinan, T., Collier, K., Smith, B., Death, R., Makan, T. and Rolfe, J. (2018). Conservation status of New Zealand freshwater invertebrates, 2018. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 28. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 25 pp.

Haase, M. (2008). The radiation of hydrobiid gastropods in New Zealand: a revision including the description of new species based on morphology and mtDNA sequence information. Systematics and Biodiversity 6(1): 99-159.

Marshall, B. (2015). Kuschelita inflata Climo, 1974. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2015-10-10

Spencer, H.G., Marshall, B.A. & Willan, R.C. (2009). Checklist of New Zealand living Mollusca. Pp 196-219 in Gordon, D.P. (ed.) New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume one. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch.

Winterbourn, M. J. (1973). A Guide to the Freshwater Mollusca of New Zealand. Tuatara 20(3): 141-158.


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