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Dredged off Little Barrier Island
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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

Coluzea spiralis (A.Adams, 1856)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:TURBINELLIDAE: COLUMBARIINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 100mm, Width 28mm
Distribution:North Cape to Cape Campbell, east coast South Island. Dredged 20-200 metres
Geographical Range:ACE.
References and Publications:
  • Harasewych, M.G. 2011: The Living Columbariinae (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Turbinellidae) of New Zealand, Zootaxa, 2744 (p.8)
  • Harasewych, M.G. 1991: Mollusca Gastropoda: Columbariform Gastropoda of New Caledonia, Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 150 (p.245)
  • Beu, A.G., Maxwell, P.A. 1990: Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey, 58 (p.356)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.169)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.

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