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Lectotype - North Atlantic Ocean. 36.6mm. Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris
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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
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Oocorys sulcata Fischer, 1884

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Height 55mm, Width 35mm
Synonyms:(=watsoni Locard, =fischeri Locard, =umbilicata Quinn, =abyssorum Verrill & Smith, =rotunda Dall, =elongata Schepman, =weberi Schepman, =schepmani Turner)
Distribution:World-wide, northern New Zealand
Geographical Range:A
References and Publications:
  • Beu, A.G., Bouchet, P., Tröndlé, J. 2012: Tonnoidean gastropods of French Polynesia, Molluscan Research, 32(2) (p.82)
  • Rex, M.A., Stuart, C.T., Etter, R.J., McClain, C.R. 2010: Biogeography of the Deep-Sea Gastropod Oocorys sulcata Fischer 1884, Journal of Conchology, 40(3) (p.287)
  • Beu, A.G. 2008: Recent deep-water Cassidae of the world. A revision of Galeodea, Oocorys, Sconsia, Echinophoria and related taxa, with new genera and species (Mollusca, Gastropoda). In Héros, V., Cowie, R.H. & Bouchet, P. (eds), Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 25, Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 196 (p.342)

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