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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
E =
I =

Eudolium crosseanum (Monerosato, 1869)

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Tonnoidea (Superfamily) > Tonnidae (Family) > Eudolium (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Length 60mm, Width 45mm
Synonyms:(=pyriforme G.B.Sowerby III)
Distribution:Indo-West Pacific, from South Africa to Japan, Hawaii and northern New Zealand. Off Northland, Bay of Plenty, 137-580m (deepest alive 390m)
Geographical Range:A
References and Publications:
  • Vos, C. 2007: A Conchological Iconography 13, The family Tonnidae, ConchBooks, Hackenheim, Germany (p.23)
  • Marshall, B.A. 1992: A revision of the Recent species of Eudolium Dall, 1889 (Gastropoda: Tonnoidea), The Nautilus, 106(1) (p.32)
  • Paul, W.J. Mar/1979: New Zealand Tonnidae, Cookia, 3(1) (p.21)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.163)
  • Cernohorsky, W.O. Apr/1976: Notes on the genus Eudolium Dall, 1889, Poirieria, 1 (p.1)
  • 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.151)

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

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