Amalda southlandica, is a poorly known species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Olividae, the olives.
So far only juveniles have been found; an adult specimen is needed before this species can be properly evaluated.
Range of distribution
This species is endemic
to New Zealand
. It is found at the entrances to George Sound
and Dusky Sound
in the South Island
Juvenile specimens of this olive have been found at depths of between 25 and 60 m
The external shell colour is pinkish-buff, except for the protoconch
margining and fasciolar bands, which are white.
The maximum height of the only specimens found so far (juveniles) is 6 mm, and the width is 4 mm.