Species Images
Holotype, collected 29 Jan 1992, Chatham Rise, E of Mernoo Bank, NZ. (M.116970). 5.5mm. © 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

Osteopelta praeceps Marshall, 1994

Classification:Gastropoda - Vetigastropoda
Family:OSTEOPELTIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 6.25mm, Height 3.5mm
Distribution:Chatham Rise, E of Mernoo Bank and Challenger Plateau, on whale bone, 372-912 metres
Geographical Range:CE.
References and Publications:
  • Raven, J.L., Bracegirdle, S. 2010: New Zealand Seashells Visual Guide, Creatus Design, Wellington (p.10)
  • Marshall, B.A. 1994: Deep-sea gastropods from the New Zealand region associated with Recent whale bones and an Eocene turtle, The Nautilus, 108(1) (p.3)