Species Images
Holotype of Actaeon craticulatus Murdoch & Suter, 1906, collected 22 Jan 1904, E of Great Barrier Island, NZ. (M.001733). 10mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
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 =

Maxacteon cratericulatus Hedley, 1906

Classification:Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Architectibranchia
Size/Grows to:Height 16mm, Width 9.5mm
Distribution:Northland to Mahia, and off Kapiti Island. In shell sand and dredged to at least 40 metres
Geographical Range:ACE.
References and Publications:
  • Morley, M.S., Hayward, B.W., Raven, J.L., Foreman, G.A., Grenfell, H.R. 2006: Intertidal and shallow subtidal biota of Mahia Peninsula, Hawkes Bay, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 43 (p.31)
  • Gardner, N.W. Aug/1979: Acteonidae in New Zealand - Species of the Genera Pupa and Acteon, Poirieria, 10(3) (p.38)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.268)

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

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