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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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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Gastropoda - Vetigastropoda - (Vetigastropoda) - Family: Lepetellidae



Genus: Tecticrater

Tecticrater compressus (Suter, 1908)
Length 5mm, Width 2mm, Height 3mm, Endemic
Off North, South and Chatham Islands, 70 to over 600 metres [ACFME.]
Tecticrater finlayi (Powell, 1937)
Length 3.7mm, Width 2.4mm, Height 1.6mm, Endemic
Off Three Kings Islands, 92 metres [AE.]
Tecticrater grandis Crozier, 1966
Length 6.5mm, Width 4.7mm, Height 3.4mm, Endemic
North of Three Kings Islands, 800 metres [AE.]
Length 3.1mm, Height 1.8mm, Endemic
Off Three Kings Islands, 260 metres [AE.]

Genus: Tectisumen

Length 3mm, Width 2.5mm, Height 2mm, Endemic. Found attached to the inside wall of old polychaete worm tubes
Off Three Kings Islands and North Cape, 130-180 metres. Off Cape Palliser, 90-360 metres. Off Otago and Chatham Islands [ACFMAnE.]

Lepetellidae: Choristellinae


Genus: Choristella

Choristella marshalli McLean, 1992
Width 7.9mm, Height 8.8mm, In Skate egg cases
North, South and Chatham Islands [ACM]