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Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Heterobranchia - Family: Architectonicidae

Architectonicidae

 

Genus: Adelphotechtonica

 
Width 13mm
Northland [A]
 
Adelphotechtonica reevei (Hanley, 1862)
Height 18mm, Width 25mm
Northland to Bay of Plenty. Also Kermadec Islands and New South Wales, Australia [K.A]

Genus: Architectonica

 
Architectonica maxima (Philippi, 1849)
Kermadec Islands [K.]
 

Genus: Granosolarium

 
Granosolarium asperum (Hinds, 1844) (=illustris Iredale)
Height 4mm, Width 8.5mm
Northland to Bay of Plenty. Also New South Wales, Australia [A]
 
Kermadec Islands [K.]
 

Genus: Heliacus

 
Heliacus areola (Gmelin, 1791)
Northland [A]
 
Heliacus variegatus (Gmelin, 1791)
Width 6-21mm
Northland, also Norfolk Islands [A]
 

Genus: Heliacus (Gyriscus)

 
Height 8mm, Width 7.5mm
Kermadec Islands, Wanganella Bank. Between Cape Maria van Diemen and Three Kings Islands [K.A]
 

Genus: Heliacus (Torinista)

 
Heliacus (Torinista) caelatus (Hinds, 1844) (=costatus Garrard not Schepman)
Northland [A]
 
Length 9mm
Philippines to Australia and New Zealand. Northland [A]
 
Three Kings Islands, Northland to East Cape [A]
 
Heliacus (Torinista) implexus (Mighels, 1845) (=maorianus Powell)
Height 6.5mm, Width 11.8mm
Off Northland east coast. Also Norfolk and Kermadec Islands [K.A]
 

Genus: Philippia

 
Philippia lutea (Lamarck, 1822)
Height 13mm, Width 12mm
Northland to Bay of Plenty and Mahia. Recently also recorded just north of Castlepoint [AC]

Genus: Pseudomalaxis

 
Pseudomalaxis zanclaeus meridionalis (Hedley, 1903) (=bollonsi Mestayer)
Height 5mm, Width 16mm
North Island. Off North Cape to Bay of Plenty [A]
 

Genus: Pseudotorinia

 
Pseudotorinia amoena (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
Height 2mm, Width 5.5mm
Off Northland east coast to Bay of Plenty, 30-200 metres [AC]

Genus: Psilaxis

 
Psilaxis oxytropis (A.Adams, 1855)
Height 8mm, Width 10mm, Larger protoconch than Psilaxis radiatus
Northland east coast to East Cape. Also central and western Pacific, New Caledonia [K.A]
 
Psilaxis radiatus (Röding, 1798)
Height 16mm, Width 14mm
Northland east coast. Also indp-Pacific from South Africa and the Red Sea to Hawaii and Marquesas [A]

Genus: Solatisonax

 
[A]
 
Solatisonax injussa Iredale, 1931
Kermadec Islands [K.]
 
Kermadec Islands [K.]
 

Genus: Spirolaxis

 
Spirolaxis argonauta Bieler, 1993
Kermadec Islands [K.]
 
Kermadec Islands [K.]
 
Spirolaxis rotulacatharinea (Melvill & Standen, 1903) (=Pseudomalaxis thetidis Garrard)
Length 4.4mm
Gulf of Oman, SE Rep. South Africa to Hawaii and Kermadec Islands [K.]