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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 - Neogastropoda - Family: Pseudomelatomidae

Pseudomelatomidae

 

Genus: Anticomitas

 
Anticomitas vivens Powell, 1942
Height 9.5mm, Width 4mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
 

Genus: Antimelatoma

 
Antimelatoma buchanani (E.A.Smith, 1877) (=ahiparana Powell, =benthicola Powell, =maorum E.A.Smith)
Height 20mm, Width 6mm
Northland to East Cape [ACFE.]

Genus: Comitas

 
Height 48mm, Width 16mm
Off North Island east coast down to eastern Otago and Chatham Rise [ACFME.]
Comitas trailli (Hutton, 1873)
Height 28mm, Width 10mm
South Island. Off Oamaru to Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island [FE.]
 

Genus: Leucosyrinx

 
Height 9mm, Width 3.5mm
South Island. Off Cook Strait to eastern Otago 430-650 metres [FE.]
 
Leucosyrinx eremita (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
Height 8mm
Off Poor Knights Islands to Bay of Plenty [AE.]
 
Leucosyrinx pikei (Dell, 1963)
Height 35mm, Width 11mm
Off Northland east coast. Off Poor Knights Islands around 475 metres [AE.]

Genus: Paracomitas

 
Paracomitas augusta (Murdoch & Suter, 1906) (=powelli Dell)
Height 10mm, Width 3.9mm
North Island to Cook Strait [ACE.]
 

Genus: Paracomitas (Macrosinus)

 
Height 15mm, Diameter 6.1mm
Central & South, described from fossil [CFE.]