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 =
E =
I =

Kurodavolva wakayamaensis Cates & Azuma, 1973

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Length 62mm, Width 7.5mm
Synonyms:(=Phenacovolva Iredale)
(=longirostrata of authors not G.B.Sowerby I)
Distribution:Northland to Poor Knights Islands. On gorgonian corals at 35-45 metres. Also Japan to Philippines and East Indies
Geographical Range:A
References and Publications:
  • Lorenz, F., Fehse, D. 2009: Ovulidae, Pediculariidae and Eocypraeidae, The Living Ovulidae. A Manual of the Families of Allied Cowries, ConchBooks, Hackenheim, Germany (p.120)
  • Hart, M.R. Sep/1992: Phenacovolva longirostrata vs P.wakayamaensis Mistaken Identity?, Poirieria, 16(4) (p.17)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.152)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1976: On the considerable influx of warm water molluscs that have invaded northern New Zealand waters within recent years, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 13 (p.145)

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