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Collected 08 Apr 1973, Island Bay, Wellington, NZ. (M.150342). 1.2mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
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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 =

Sinezona brevis (Hedley, 1904)

Classification:Gastropoda - Vetigastropoda
Size/Grows to:Width 1.2mm, Height 1mm
Synonyms:(=Ariella Bandel, =Diazona Bandel)
(=Sinezona iota of Bandel 1998)
Distribution:North Island, north part of South Island and Chatham Islands. In shell sand and inter-tidal on weed
Geographical Range:ACMAnE.
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A. 2002: Some Recent Scissurellids from the New Zealand region and remarks on some Scissurellid genus group names (Mollusca : Gastropoda : Vetigastropoda), Molluscan Research, 22 (p.172)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.34)

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

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