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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 =

Exilia hilgendorfi (Martens, 1897)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Height 63mm
Synonyms:(=Surculina Dall, =Chathamidia Dell, =Benthovoluta Kuroda & Habe)
Distribution:Tasman Basin, 556-2092 metres. Also Japan, the Philippines, Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji
Geographical Range:C
References and Publications:
  • Kantor, Y.I., Bouchet, P., Oleinik, A. 2001: A revision of the Recent species of Exilia, formerly Benthovoluta (Gastropoda: Turbinellidae), Ruthenica, 11 (p.104)
  • Harasewych, M.G. 1987: A revision of the genus Benthovoluta with notes on the evolution of the subfamily Ptychatractinae (Prosobranchia: Turbinellidae), The Nautilus, 101(4) (p.168)
  • Cernohorsky, W.O. 1973: The taxonomy of Benthovoluta hilgendorfi (von Martens) and allied Turbinellid genera (Mollusca: Volutacea), Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 10 (p.123)

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

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