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Hihi Beach, Mangonui, under rocks. 10.5mm
Hihi Beach, Mangonui, under rocks. 10.5mm
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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
FW =
L =
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
I =

Austromitra rubiginosa (Hutton, 1873)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Height 11mm, Width 4.5mm
Synonyms:(=erecta Powell)
Distribution:North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:ACFME.
References and Publications:
  • Cernohorsky, W.O. 1980: Revision of the Australian and New Zealand Tertiary and Recent species of the family Costellariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda), Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 16 (p.132)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.216)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1935: Gastropods new to the New Zealand Fauna; with descriptions of six new Species and a new Subspecies, Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 64 (p.156)

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

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