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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: Solariellidae



Genus: Archiminolia

Archiminolia dawsoni Marshall, 1979
Width 9.2mm, Height 7.4mm
Kermadec Ridge, NE of Raoul Island, 145 metres [K.E.]
Archiminolia diadema Marshall, 1999
Width 13.5mm
Wanganella Bank, southern Norfolk Ridge, 660-757 metres [K.]
Archiminolia diplax Marshall, 1999
Width 11mm
Northern NZ, 807-872m [AE.]
Archiminolia episcopalis Marshall, 1999
Width 10.6mm
Off Three Kings Islands, 186-805m [AE.]
Archiminolia hurleyi (Marshall, 1979)
Width 11.0mm, Height 9.0mm
Kermadec Ridge, NE of Raoul Island, 145 metres [K.E.]
Width 9mm, Height 7mm
Off North Island, Chatham Rise, Also off Dunedin, 220-1000 metres [ACFME.]
Archiminolia regalis Marshall, 1999
Width 10.3mm
Off Three Kings, 91-805 metres [AE.]
Archiminolia tenuiseptum Marshall, 1999
Width 17mm
N Three Kings Rise, West Norfolk Ridge and Kermadec Ridge, 700-1270 metres [K.AE.]
Width 8.6mm
Wanganella Bank, West Norfolk Ridge, 119-449 metres [K.]

Genus: Bathymophila

Bathymophila alabida (Marshall, 1979)
Width 10.5mm, Height 8.3mm
Three Kings Rise & Kermadec Ridge, 508-1385 metres [K.AE.]
Bathymophila asphala Marshall, 1999
Width 8.2mm
Norfolk Island, Three Kings Islands, Wanganella Bank, 326-757m [A]
Bathymophila gravida Marshall, 1999
Width 16mm
S Norfolk Ridge, N Three Kings Rise, 1082-1570m [AE.]
Bathymophila valentia Marshall, 1999
Width 8.6mm
N Three Kings Rise, 1210-1570m [AE.]

Genus: Halystes

Halystes chimaera Marshall, 1988
Height 8.6mm, Width 9.3mm
Tasman Sea and southern South Pacific Basin, 3587-4714 metres [CF]

Genus: Solariella

Solariella basilica Marshall, 1999
Width 8.9mm
Off Three Kings Islands, Middlesex Bank, 55-196 metres [AE.]
Solariella benthicola (Powell, 1937)
Width 5.5mm, Height 5mm
Off Three Kings Islands and off North Cape, 100-805 metres [AE.]
Solariella exigua Marshall, 1999
Width 4.6mm
Off Three Kings Islands, and off Rangaunu Bay, Northland, 23-55 metres [AE.]
Solariella flavida Marshall, 1999
Width 5mm, Height 3.8mm
Three Kings Islands and off Cape Reinga, Far North, 90-550 metres [AE.]
Solariella luteola (Powell, 1937)
Width 4.4mm, Height 2.9mm
Middlesex Bank, King Bank, Three Kings Islands, and off Cape Reinga, 88-805 metres [AE.]
Solariella peristicta Marshall, 1999
Width 5.8mm
Off Three Kings Islands, and northern North Island, to Great Barrier Island, 40-805 metres [AE.]
Solariella plicatula (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
Width 6mm, Height 4mm
Off Northland to Bay of Plenty. Dredged from around 35-250 metres [ACE.]
Width 4.8mm, Height 3.55mm
East coast of South Island, Doubtful Sound, Chatham Rise, Snares and Auckland Islands, 91-421 metres [CFMAnE.]
Solariella tryphenense (Powell, 1930)
Width 5.7mm, Height 4.8mm
Off northeastern North Island to Bay of Plenty [AE.]
Solariella vera (Powell, 1937)
Width 5.3mm, Height 3.55mm
Off Three Kings Islands and Northland, 59-550 metres [AE.]

Genus: Zetela

Zetela annectens Marshall, 1999
Height 5.8mm
Off Great Barrier Island, 485-655 metres [AE.]
Zetela kopua Marshall, 1999
Width 14.2mm
N & W of North Island, North Bounty Trough, 1186-2427 metres [ACF]
Zetela tangaroa Marshall, 1999
Width 7.8mm
Auckland Islands, W Chatham Rise, 490-1019m [CFAn]
Zetela textilis (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
Width 5.6mm
North Island east coast from North Cape to Cape Kidnappers, 129-380 metres [ACE.]
Zetela variabilis (Dell, 1956)
Width 5.75mm
South and Chatham Islands [CME.]