Crabs including: burrowing mud crab, NZ paddle crab

Shellfish including: large trough shell, triangle shell, tuatua, horse mussel, ringed venus shell or coarse biscuit.

Some of the other fauna you might come across when visiting the estuary include:

Katipo. Endangered. Lives in dunes. Bites only as last resort. One of very few dangerous native animals. Related to Australian redback.