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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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North Island
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South Island
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Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Family: Marginellidae

Marginellidae: Marginellinae


Genus: Dentimargo

Dentimargo amoena (Suter, 1908)
Height 5mm, Width 2.8mm
Off Ahipara, Northland. Off Snares Islands [AAnE.]
Dentimargo cairoma (Brookes, 1924)
Height 4.5mm, Width 2mm
Northland to Cook Strait, and Chatham Islands [ACME.]
Dentimargo fusula (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
Height 7mm, Width 3mm
Northland to Bay of Plenty. Off Poor Knights Islands [AE.]
Dentimargo fusuloides (Dell, 1956)
Height 6.3mm, Width 3mm
Off eastern Otago, 350-550 metres [FE.]
Dentimargo hebescens (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
Height 3.8mm, Width 2mm
Off northland east coast [AE.]
Dentimargo lurida (Suter, 1908)
Height 3mm, Width 1.5mm
Fiordland to Foveaux Strait and Otago. Off Chathams, Snares, Antipodes and Auckland Islands [FMAnE.]
Dentimargo stewartiana (Suter, 1908)
Height 4.5mm, Width 2.3mm
Stewart Island. Snares, Campbell and Auckland Islands [FAnE.]
Dentimargo subamoena (Powell, 1937)
Height 4mm, Width 2.5mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Dentimargo subfusula (Powell, 1932)
Height 4mm, Width 2.2mm
Off Northland east coast [ACFME.]
Dentimargo wormaldi (Powell, 1971)
Height 9mm, Width 4.2mm
Off Northland east coast [AE.]

Genus: Mesoginella

Mesoginella aupouria (Powell, 1937)
Height 4.3mm, Width 3mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Mesoginella cracens (Dell, 1956)
Height 4.5mm, Width 3mm
Off eastern Otago, 475 - 650 metres [FE.]
Mesoginella ergastula (Dell, 1953)
Height 4mm, Width 2.7mm
Chatham Rise [ME.]
Mesoginella judithae (Dell, 1956)
Height 5.5mm, Width 3.5mm
Chatham Islands [ME.]
Mesoginella koma Marshall, 2004 (=pygmaea of authors not G.B.Sowerby II)
Height 7mm, Width 4.8mm
Northland to Mahia [ACE.]
Mesoginella larochei (Powell, 1932)
Length 4mm, Width 2.2mm
North Island. Far North to Wanganui and Mahia [AE.]
Mesoginella manawatawhia (Powell, 1937)
Height 6mm, Width 3.2mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Height 5mm, Width 3.2mm
Off eastern Otago, 550 metres [FE.]
Mesoginella pisinna Marshall, 2004 (=tryphenensis Ponder not Powell)
Height 5.5mm
North Island east coast, Three Kings Islands to Mahia [ACE.]
Height 4.8mm, Width 3mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Mesoginella tryphenensis (Powell, 1932)
Height 3.6mm, Width 2.2mm
Northland east coast to East Cape [AE.]
Mesoginella vailei Powell, 1932
Height 8mm, Width 5mm
Far North, Northland [AE.]

Genus: Ovaginella

Ovaginella maoria (Powell, 1937)
Height 7mm, Width 5mm
Off Three Kings Islands 475 metres [AE.]
Ovaginella profunda (Suter, 1909)
Height 5.5mm, Width 3.5mm
Off eastern Otago, 180 metres [FE.]

Genus: Serrata

Serrata albescens Hutton, 1873
Height 5mm, Width 2.5mm
Stewart Island, Foveaux Strait. Snares and Bounty Islands [FAnE.]
Serrata fasciata (G.B.Sowerby II, 1846) (=mustelina of authors not Angas)
Height 8mm, Width 4mm
Three Kings Islands, Far North, and north-eastern North Island to Mahia Peninsula, under stones intertidally to about 22 metres [ACE.]
Serrata maoriana (Powell, 1932)
Height 10mm, Width 4.5mm
Off Northland east coast to East Cape [AE.]
Height 3mm, Width 1.7mm
Otago to Foveaux Strait, Snares, Auckland and Chatham Islands [FMAnE.]
Serrata plicatula (Suter, 1909)
Height 3mm, Width 1.7mm
Auckland Islands [AnE.]
Serrata raoulica Marshall, 2004 (=sp. aff. mustelina of authors)
Kermadec Islands [K.E.]