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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: Raphitomidae



Genus: Daphnella

Daphnella cancellata Hutton, 1878
Height 22mm, Width 8mm
Northland to Bay of Plenty and East Cape [AE.]

Genus: Gymnobela

Gymnobela gypsata (Watson, 1881)
Height 44mm, Width 19mm
Off central North and South Islands [CE.]
Gymnobela yoshidai (Kuroda & Habe, 1961)
Kermadec Islands and northern NZ [K.A]

Genus: Hemilienardia

Hemilienardia apiculata (Montrouzier, 1864)
Kermadec Islands [K.]

Genus: Kermia

Kermia benhami Oliver, 1915
Kermadec Islands [K.E.]

Genus: Nepotilla

Nepotilla finlayi Powell, 1937
Height 2.2mm, Width 1.4mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Nepotilla nitidula Powell, 1940
Height 2.5mm, Width 1.3mm
Off Northland east coast to Poor Knights Islands [AE.]
Nepotilla powelli Dell, 1956
Height 3mm, Width 1.3mm
Off Chatham Islands [ME.]
Nepotilla vera Powell, 1940
Height 2mm, Width 1.2mm
Off Northland [AE.]

Genus: Pleurotomella

Pleurotomella aculeata (Webster, 1906)
Height 6mm, Width 3.3mm
Off Northland [AE.]
Height 6mm, Width 3mm
Off Chatham Islands [ME.]

Genus: Stilla

Stilla anomala Powell, 1955
Height 1.6mm, Width 0.9mm
Otago, Southy Island, N of Auckland Islands and off Snares Islands [FAnE.]
Stilla delicatula Powell, 1927
Height 1.75mm, Width 0.9mm
SW Otago to Stewart Island, and off Auckland Islands [FAnE.]
Stilla fiordlandica Fleming, 1948
Height 1.8mm, Width 1mm
Fiordland [FE.]
Stilla flexicostata (Suter, 1899)
Height 2.25mm, Width 1.25mm
Foveaux Strait, Stewart, Snares and Auckland Island [FAnE.]
Stilla paucicostata Powell, 1937
Height 1.7mm, Width 0.95mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]

Genus: Taranis

Taranis benthicola (Dell, 1956)
Height 5.5mm, Width 2.7mm
Off eastern North and South Islands, Fiordland and Chatham Rise [ACFME.]
Taranis gratiosa (Suter, 1908)
Height 3.7mm, Width 2mm
Stewart Island to Dusky Sound, Fiordland [FME.]
Taranis imporcata (Dell, 1962)
Height 6mm, Width 3mm
Off Taiaroa Heads, eastern Otago, 550 metres [FE.]
Height 3mm, Width 1.5mm
Off Northland east and west coasts, 35-55 metres [AE.]
Taranis nexilis recens (Fleming, 1948)
Height 4.2mm, Width 2.2mm
Fiordland, Dusky Sounds, 40 metres [FE.]
Taranis spirulata (Dell, 1962)
Height 5.5mm, Width 2.2mm
Off Taiaroa Heads, eastern Otago, 550 metres [FE.]

Genus: Veprecula

Veprecula cooperi Mestayer, 1919
Height 5mm, Width 2mm
Off Three Kings Islands, and Northland to Bay of Plenty [AE.]

Genus: Xanthodaphne

Height 2.7mm, Width 1.4mm
Cook Strait, Fiordland and off Chatham Islands [CFME.]
Height 22mm, Width 13mm
North Island, off Cape Turnagain, Hawkes Bay, 2000 metres [CE.]
Xanthodaphne xanthias (Watson, 1886)
Height 19mm, Width 10mm
North Island, off Cape Turnagain, Hawkes Bay, 2000 metres [CE.]

Genus: Zenepos

Zenepos totolirata (Suter, 1908)
Height 3.4mm, Width 1.3mm
South Island. Off Otago Heads. Foveaux Strait and Snares Islands [FAn]