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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

Distorsionella lewisi (Beu, 1978)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda
Family:PERSONIDAE
Size/Grows to:Height 57mm
Distribution:N Challenger Plateau to Wanganella Bank, to Kermadec Islands, Northern NZ
Geographical Range:K.A
References and Publications:
  • Warén, A., Bouchet, P. 1990: Laubierinidae and Pisanianurinae (Ranellidae), two new deep-sea taxa of the Tonnoidea (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia), The Veliger, 33(1) (p.96)
  • Beu, A.G. 1978: New records and species of Cymatiidae (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia) from the Kermadec Islands, Norfolk Ridge and New Zealand, Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia, 4(1) (p.39)

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

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