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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 - Vetigastropoda - (Vetigastropoda) - Family: Skeneidae



Genus: Aequispirella

Aequispirella corulum (Hutton, 1885)
Width 1mm, Height 1.5mm
Northland to Bay of Plenty, Cook Strait and off Lyttelton [AC]
Height 1.17mm, Width 1.0mm
Off Auckland Islands [An]
Aequispirella finlayi Powell, 1933
Height 1.3mm, Width 0.95mm
Three Kings to Chatham Islands [AM]

Genus: Brookula

Brookula annectens Powell, 1937
Height 1.1mm, Width 1.2mm
Off Three Kings Islands [A]
Height 1.2mm, Width 1.0mm
Cook Strait, to Taiaroa Canyon, off Otago Peninsula [CF]
Brookula contigua Powell, 1940
Height 0.8mm, Width 1.0mm
Off Three Kings Islands [A]
Brookula prognata Finlay, 1927
Height 0.9mm, Width 0.95mm
Off Three Kings Islands [A]

Genus: Bruceiella

Bruceiella laevigata Marshall, 1994
Height 1.7mm, Diameter 1.5mm
NE of Chatham Islands, 1242 metres on whalebone [ME.]
Bruceiella pruinosa Marshall, 1994
Width 1.4mm, Height 1.7mm
Challenger Plateau, on whalebone, 908-912 metres [CE.]

Genus: Cirsonella

Width 1.2mm, Height 0.8mm
North Island. Off Northland 10-20 metres [AE.]
Width 2.3mm, Height 1.8mm
South Island. From off Lyttelton to off Auckland and Shares Islands [CFAnE.]
Cirsonella laxa Powell, 1937
Width 1.3mm, Height 0.8mm
Off Three Kings Islands, Mahia and Snares Islands [ACAnE.]
Cirsonella maoria (Powell, 1937)
Width 1.7mm, Height 1.3mm
Off Three Kings Islands, 260 metres [AE.]
Cirsonella paradoxa Powell, 1937
Width 1.5mm, Height 1mm
Off Three Kings Islands, 260 metres [AE.]
Cirsonella parvula Powell, 1926
Width 0.9mm, Height 0.8mm
South Island, Off Lyttelton [CFAnE.]
Cirsonella pisiformis Powell, 1937
Width 1.5mm, Height 1.3mm
Off Three Kings Islands, 260 metres [AE.]
Width 3mm, Height 2.5mm
Off South Island East Coast, and off Chatham Islands [FME.]
Width 0.9mm, Height 0.6mm
Off Three Kings Islands, 250 metres. Chalky Sound, 12 metres [AFE.]
Height 0.7mm, Width 0.9mm
Off North Cape [AE.]

Genus: Dillwynella

Dillwynella haptricola Marshall, 1988
Height 3.2mm, Diameter 3.6mm
Central NZ, deep. South of Castlepoint, Chatham Islands [CME.]
Dillwynella ingens Marshall, 1988
Height 4.8mm, Diameter 5.65mm
North & central NZ, Chatham Islands, deep [ACME.]
Dillwynella lignicola Marshall, 1988
Height 3.5mm, Diameter 4.05mm
N & central NZ, Chatham Islands, deep, living on wood [ACME.]

Genus: Liotella

Liotella aupouria Powell, 1937
Height 0.6mm, Width 1.2mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Liotella indigens Finlay, 1927
Height 0.55mm, Width 0.95mm
Off Three Kings Islands and Northland [AE.]
Liotella mackenae Dell, 1956
Height 1.3mm, Width 1.6mm
Off Chatham Islands [M]
Liotella polypleura (Hedley, 1904)
Height 0.6mm, Width 0.9mm
Throughout NZ and offshore islands [ACFMAn]
Liotella rotula (Suter, 1908)
Height 1.0mm, Width 1.7mm
From Three Kings Islands to Snares and Auckland Islands [ACFAn]

Genus: Lissotesta

Lissotesta ambigua Dell, 1956
Height 2.4mm, Width 1.9mm
Off eastern Otago and Chatham Islands [FME.]
Lissotesta aupouria Powell, 1937
Height 1.9mm, Width 1.9mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Lissotesta benthicola Powell, 1927
Height 1.3mm, Width 1.0mm
SW Otago [FAnE.]
Lissotesta bicarinata Powell, 1940
Height 0.6mm, Width 0.75mm
Far North [AE.]
Lissotesta conoidea Powell, 1937
Height 1.4mm, Width 1.0mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Lissotesta decipiens Powell, 1940
Height 1.4mm, Width 1.4mm
North, South and Chatham Islands [ACFME.]
Lissotesta errata Finlay, 1927
Height 1.4mm, Width 1.3mm
Off eastern Otago, Chatham Rise and Snares Islands [FMAnE.]
Lissotesta granum (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
Width 1.8mm, Height 1.8mm
North Island. Off Great Barrier Island, 200 metres [AE.]
Lissotesta oblata Powell, 1940
Height 0.63mm, Width 0.9mm
Off Three Kings Islands, and Northland [AE.]
Height 2.2mm, Width 2.0mm
Off eastern Otago [F]

Genus: Lissotestella

Lissotestella caelata (Powell, 1937)
Height 0.85mm, Width 0.8mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Height 0.85mm, Width 0.7mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Height 1.23mm, Width 1.0mm
North Island, Cook Strait [CE.]
Height 1.53mm, Width 1.2mm
Off eastern Otago, and off Auckland Islands [FAnE.]
Height 1.46mm, Width 1.46mm
Off eastern Otago, off Chatham and Auckland Islands [FMAnE.]
Height 2.23mm, Width 2.25mm
North Island [AE.]

Genus: Lodderena

Lodderena formosa Powell, 1930
Height 0.75mm, Width 1.4mm
Three Kings Islands to Northland [AE.]
Lodderena nana Powell, 1930
Height 0.46mm, Width 0.72mm
Northland [AE.]
Lodderena nana pooki Fleming, 1948
Height 0.64mm, Width 0.8mm
Fiordland [FE.]

Genus: Lodderia

Lodderia eumorpha (Suter, 1908)
Height 1.3mm, Width 1.7mm
Snares and Auckland Islands [FAnE.]
Height 1.1mm, Width 1.2mm
Mernoo Bank, Chatham Rise [CME.]
Lodderia iota Powell, 1940
Height 0.55mm, Width 0.65mm
Off Northland [AE.]
Lodderia waitemata Powell, 1940
Width 0.5mm, Height 0.5mm
North Island. Auckland. In shell sand and on seaweed from low tide [AE.]

Genus: Microcarina

Microcarina crenulata Powell, 1937
Height 0.4mm, Width 1.1mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]

Genus: Notosetia

Notosetia aoteana (Powell, 1937)
Height 1.2mm, Width 1.0mm
Off Three Kings Islands [AE.]
Notosetia neozelanica (Suter, 1898)
Height 2.15mm, Width 1.5mm
From Mahia, North Is, South Is, Stewart, Snares, Auckland, Antipodes, Bounty and Chatham Islands [CFMAnE.]

Genus: Palazzia

Palazzia nautiliformis (Powell, 1927)
Height 0.3mm, Width 0.62mm
Off S.W. Otago [FE.]
Palazzia ramosa (Powell, 1940)
Width 0.8mm, Height 0.5mm
Off North Cape, 135 metres [AE.]

Genus: Philorene

Philorene texturata Oliver, 1915
Width 2mm
Kermadec Islands [K.E.]

Genus: Tasmocrossea

Height 1.05mm, Width 0.97mm
Tasman Sea [CE.]

Genus: Trenchia

Trenchia wolffi Knudsen, 1964
Kermadec Islands [K.E.]

Genus: Xyloskenea

Xyloskenea consors Marshall, 1988
Width 2.05mm, Height 1.8mm
Cape Runaway to Timaru and Chatham Rise, 450-810 metres. Alive on wood [ACFME.]
Xyloskenea costulifera Marshall, 1988
Width 2.2mm, Height 1.7mm
White Island, Bay of Plenty, to Oamaru, and Chatham Islands, 800-1723 metres. Alive on wood [ACFME.]
Xyloskenea depressa Marshall, 1988
Width 2mm, Height 1.2mm
Off White Island, Bay of Plenty, 1075-1100 metres. Alive on wood [AE.]

Genus: Zalipais

Zalipais benthicola Powell, 1927
Height 0.5mm, Width 0.9mm
Off Otago and off Snares Islands [FAnE.]
Zalipais lissa (Suter, 1908)
Height 0.6mm, Width 1.0mm
Northland to Otago, and Chatham Islands [ACFMAnE.]
Zalipais turneri Powell, 1939
Height 0.75mm, Width 0.6mm
Stewart Island [FE.]