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Dredged off Whangarei Heads. 12mm
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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

Maxacteon milleri (Rudman, 1971)

Classification:Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Architectibranchia
Family:ACTEONIDAE
Size/Grows to:Height 20mm, Width 10mm
Distribution:Northland east coast to off East Cape
Geographical Range:AE.
References and Publications:
  • Gardner, N.W. Aug/1979: Acteonidae in New Zealand - Species of the Genera Pupa and Acteon, Poirieria, 10(3) (p.39)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.269)

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

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