Maxacteon hancocki from New Zealand

June 2, 2003
From: Bill Rudman

Paul Furneaux's message about trying to identify cephalaspidean bubble-shells in New Zealand proved a catalyst for me to find some old photos I have of some New Zealand cephalaspideans taken for me by Dr Michael C. Miller when I was a graduate student of his some years ago. Here are two photos of Maxacteon hancocki that I dredged from Max Hancock's yacht - hence the name - in northern New Zealand.

Bay of Islands, NE New Zealand, dredged at approx 80m, 4-5mm long alive. 13 May 1969. Photo: M.C.Miller.

Best wishes
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2003 (Jun 2) Maxacteon hancocki from New Zealand. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Maxacteon hancocki