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Holotype, collected 02 Jun 2003, West Norfolk Ridge, W of Cape Reinga, NZ. (M.171272). © 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.
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

Vema occidua Marshall, 2006

Classification:Monoplacophora - Tryblidiida
Family:NEOPILINIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 5.4mm, Width 4.4mm
Distribution:West Norfolk Ridge, W. of Cape Reinga, 785-800 metres
Geographical Range:AE.
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A. 2006: Four new species of Monoplacophora (Mollusca) from the New Zealand region, Molluscan Research, 26(2) (p.62)