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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 - Hypsogastropoda - Family: Rissoidae

Rissoidae: Rissoinae


Genus: Alvania

Alvania kermadecensis (Oliver, 1915)
Kermadec Islands [K.E.]

Genus: Alvania (Linemera)

Height 2mm, Width 1.4mm
Taiaroa Canyon, off Otago Peninsula, 550 metres [FE.]
Height 2.05mm, Width 1.25mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Height 2.15mm, Width 1.2mm
Off Bounty Islands [AnE.]
Height 2.6mm, Width 1.6mm
Off Otago Heads. Off Snares, Auckland and Campbell Islands [FAnE.]
Height 3.5mm, Width 1.7mm
Off Northland offshore Islands [AE.]
Height 3.0, mm, Width 1.6mm
Off Oamaru [FE.]
Height 1.8mm, Width 1.05mm
Off Chatham and Bounty Islands [MAnE.]
Alvania (Linemera) pingue (Webster, 1906)
Height 2mm, Width 1.25mm
Northland. Off Great Barrier Island, 200 metres [AE.]
Height 2.3mm, Width 1.3mm
Off Three Kings Islands to Northland [AE.]
Height 2.4mm, Width 1.3mm
Off Chatham Islands, trawled in approximately 240 metres [ME.]
Height 3.0mm, Width 1.5mm
Off Lyttelton and off Chatham Rise [CME.]

Genus: Haurakia

Haurakia aupouria (Powell, 1937)
Height 1.9mm, Width 1.25mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Haurakia crassicosta (Powell, 1955)
Height 2.45mm, Width 1.55mm
Off Stewart Island, Snares and Auckland Islands [FAnE.]
Haurakia finlayi (Powell, 1937)
Height 2.9mm, Width 1.6mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Haurakia hamiltoni (Suter, 1898)
Height 2.5mm, Width 1.5mm
Throughout NZ and Chatham Islands [ACFME.]
Haurakia huttoni (Suter, 1898)
Height 2.5mm, Width 1.25mm
Southern part of South Island, Stewart and Snares Islands [FAnE.]
Haurakia infecta (Suter, 1908)
Height 1.75mm, Width 1.1mm
Throughout NZ and Chatham Islands [ACFME.]
Haurakia latiambita (Ponder, 1967)
Height 1.8mm, Width 1.2mm
Northland to Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty [AE.]
Haurakia minuscula (Powell, 1955)
Height 2.05mm, Width 1.34mm
Off Auckland Islands [FAnE.]
Haurakia mobilicosta (Ponder, 1967)
Height 1.59mm, Width 0.92mm
Northland to Cape Kidnappers [ACE.]
Haurakia otagoensis (Dell, 1956)
Height 2.6mm, Width 1.8mm
Taiaroa Canyon, off Otago Peninsula [FE.]
Haurakia pellucida (Powell, 1937)
Height 1.6mm, Width 1.1mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Haurakia semireticulata (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
Height 3.3mm, Width 1.7mm
Off Northland to Bay of Plenty [AE.]
Haurakia sinuastoma (Ponder, 1967)
Height 1.0mm, Width 0.6mm
Far North [AE.]
Haurakia subsuturalis (Dell, 1956)
Height 2.3mm, Width 1.4mm
Off Eastern Otago [FE.]
Haurakia wallacei (Oliver, 1915)
Kermadec Islands [K.E.]

Genus: Manzonia (Simulamerelina)

Height 2.9mm, Width 1.25mm
Northland east coast [AE.]
Kermadec Islands [K.]

Genus: Onoba

Onoba alpha (Powell, 1955)
Height 1.9mm, Width 1.17mm
Off Snares and Antipodes Islands [FAnE.]
Onoba aupouria (Powell, 1940)
Height 1.25mm, Width 1.75mm
Between Spirits Bay and Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Onoba beta (Powell, 1955)
Height 2.0mm, Width 1.16mm
Off Snares Islands [FE.]
Onoba candidissima (Webster, 1905)
Height 2.0mm, Width 1.0mm
Northland to Mahia [ACE.]
Onoba delicatula (Powell, 1933)
Height 1.9mm, Width 1mm
Auckland Islands. In beach drift and dredged to over 25 metres [AnE.]
Onoba delta (Powell, 1955)
Height 3.05mm, Width 1.8mm
Off Snares Islands [AnE.]
Onoba edita (Powell, 1939)
Height 3.0mm, Width 1.3mm
Stewart Island and Fiordland [FE.]
Onoba fallai (Powell, 1955)
Height 2.25mm, Width 1.1mm
Auckland, Campbell and Antipodes Islands [AnE.]
Onoba foveauxiana (Suter, 1898)
Height 2.5mm, Width 1.5mm
Otago and Stewart Island [FAnE.]
Onoba fumata (Suter, 1898)
Height 2.0mm, Width 1.0mm
North, South, Chathams and Auckland Islands [ACFMAnE.]
Onoba gamma (Powell, 1955)
Height 2.6mm, Width 1.5mm
Off Snares Islands [FAnE.]
Onoba inornata (Powell, 1933)
Height 1.92mm, Width 0.9mm
Wellington, South Island, Snares and Chatham Islands [CFMAnE.]
Onoba insculpta (Murdoch, 1905)
Height 2.5mm, Width 1.3mm
Wellington, Foveaux Strait, Stewart Island, Snares, Auckland and Bounty Islands [CFAnE.]
Onoba iredalei (Powell, 1937)
Height 2.0mm, Width 1.5mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Onoba kermadecensis (Powell, 1927)
Kermadec Islands [K.E.]
Onoba morioria Powell, 1933
Height 1.9mm, Width 1.0mm
Chatham Islands [ME.]
Onoba obliquata (Powell, 1940)
Height 1.4mm, Width 0.6mm
Far North [AE.]
Onoba oliveri (Powell, 1955)
Height 2.4mm, Width 1.65mm
Campbell Islands [AnE.]
Onoba parvula (Powell, 1931)
Height 1.3mm, Width 0.59mm
Off Awanui Heads, Northland [AE.]
Onoba paucicostata (Powell, 1931)
Height 2.06mm, Width 1.16mm
Off Bounty Islands [AnE.]
Onoba sorenseni (Powell, 1955)
Height 2.5mm, Width 1.5mm
Campbell, Auckland and Antipodes Islands [AnE.]
Onoba tenuistriata (Powell, 1933)
Height 2.0mm, Width 1.25mm
Off Auckland Islands [AnE.]

Genus: Onoba (Manawatawhia)

Height 1.8 mm, Width 0.7mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]

Genus: Onoba (Ovirissoa)

Onoba (Ovirissoa) delli (Ponder, 1968)
Height 1.8mm, Width 0.9mm
Lower North Island. In shell sand [CE.]
Height 2.85mm, Width 1.7mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Height 3.1mm, Width 2.15mm
Northland [AE.]
Onoba (Ovirissoa) exuta (Powell, 1937)
Height 2.65mm, Width 1.6mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Height 2.2mm, Width 1.0mm
South of South Island and Stewart Island [FMAnE.]
Height 2.4mm, Width 1.4mm
Off Poor Knights Islands and Northland [AE.]
Height 2.0mm, Width 0.9mm
Off Puysegur Point, Fiordland [FE.]

Genus: Powellisetia

Powellisetia australis (Watson, 1886) (=Ovirissa nivosa of authors not Powell)
Height 2.5mm, Width 1.45mm
Sub-Antarctic Islands, deep [An]
Powellisetia bilirata Ponder, 1965
Height 1.05mm, Width 0.675mm
Northland [AE.]
Powellisetia cf. deserta (E.A.Smith, 1907) (=Eatoniella kerguelensis Tomlin)
Macquarie Island. Sub-Antarctic Islands, deep [AnE.]
Height 1.29mm, Width 1.09mm
Northland [AE.]
Powellisetia gradata (Suter, 1908)
Height 1.65mm, Width 1.1mm
Off Otago, Stewart, Snares and Bounty Islands [FAnE.]
Powellisetia lineata (Smith, 1962)
Height 1.41mm, Width 0.96mm
Stewart Island. Low tide [FE.]
Powellisetia microstriata (Murdoch, 1905)
Height 2.07mm, Width 1.11mm
Deep water off South Island, Snares and Bounty Islands [FAnE.]
Height 1.8mm, Width 1.3mm
Off south of the South Island and Snares Islands [FAnE.]
Height 1.35mm, Width 0.88mm
Off Three Kings Islands to Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty [AE.]
Powellisetia retusa (Powell, 1927)
Height 1.8mm, Width 1.0mm
South of South Island, Stewart, Snares, Auckland, Bounty and Chatham Islands [FMAnE.]
Powellisetia subgradata (Powell, 1937)
Height 1.7mm, Width 1.1mm
Off Three Kings Islands to Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty [AE.]
Powellisetia subtenuis (Powell, 1937)
Height 1.2mm, Width 0.8mm
Throughout NZ [ACFMAnE.]
Height 1.25mm, Width 0.75mm
South of South Island. Stewart and Bounty Islands [FAnE.]
Powellisetia unicarinata (Powell, 1930)
Height 1.19mm, Width 0.59mm
Northland to Bay of Plenty [AE.]

Genus: Rissoa

Rissoa cylindrella Odhner, 1924
Height 2.5mm, Width 1.1mm
Far North [AE.]

Genus: Striatestea

Height 1.4mm, Width 0.6mm
South of Bounty Islands [AnE.]
Striatestea eulima Powell, 1940
Height 1.45mm, Width 0.5mm
Far North [AE.]
Striatestea poutama Ponder, 1967
Height 1.51mm, Width 0.63mm
Stewart Island. Poutama Island, South Cape [FE.]