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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
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Sinezona pacifica (Oliver, 1915)

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Lepetelllida (Order) > Scissurelloidea (Superfamily) > Scissurellidae (Family) > Sinezona (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Width 1.0mm
Synonyms:(=Ariella Bandel, =Diazona Bandel)
(=Diazona pacifica Bandel)
Distribution:Australia from northern NSW to south-western WA. Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands, Lork Howe, and Norfolk Island. Macquarie Island
Geographical Range:[K.AAn]
Known from beach specimens, under stones and and from algae washings intertidally, down to about 100 metres
References and Publications:
  • Geiger, D.L. 2012: Monograph of the Little Slit Shells 1, Introduction, Scissurellidae, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA (p.519)
  • Marshall, B.A. 2002: Some Recent Scissurellids from the New Zealand region and remarks on some Scissurellid genus group names (Mollusca : Gastropoda : Vetigastropoda), Molluscan Research, 22 (p.173)
  • Brook, F.J., Marshall, B.A. 1998: The coastal molluscan fauna of the northern Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 28 (p.214)

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