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Provocator mirabilis Finlay, 1926Species Images
The Golden Volute from deep water off New Zealand. 125mm
Provocator (Iredalina) mirabilis Finlay, 1926
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Volutoidea (Superfamily) > Volutidae (Family) > Zidoninae (Subfamily) > Provocator (Genus) > Iredalina (Subgenus)
Family: Subfamily
VOLUTIDAE: ZIDONINAE
Size/Grows to:
Height 155mm, Width 50mm
Distribution:
Off East Coast of North and South Island, and subantarctic islands
Geographical Range:
ACFMAnE.
Notes:
Marine, Endemic. White form occurs rarely off Auckland Islands
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil