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

Tentaoculus balantiophaga Marshall, 1996

Classification:Gastropoda - Vetigastropoda
Family:PSEUDOCOCCULINIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 3.2mm
Distribution:Off Castlepoint, and western Chatham Rise, living within and feeding on spent skate egg cases, 1065-1335 metres
Geographical Range:CME.
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A. 1996: A new subfamily of the Addisoniidae associated with cephalopod beaks from the tropical southwest Pacific, and a new pseudococculinid associated with chondrichthyan egg cases from New Zealand (Mollusca: Lepetelloidea), The Veliger, 39(3) (p.255)