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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

Ataxocerithium huttoni (Crossmann, 1895)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Ptenoglossa
Family:CERITHIOPSIDAE
Size/Grows to:Height 12mm, Width 6mm
Distribution:Off Three Kings Islands to Cook Strait, Otago and off Campbell Islands
Geographical Range:ACFE.
References and Publications:
  • Houbrick, R.S. 1987: Description of a new giant Ataxocerithium species from Australia with remarks on the systematic placement of the genus (Prosobranchia: Cerithiopsidae), The Nautilus, 101(4) (p.160)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.131)
  • Marshall, B.A. Mar/1978: Cerithiopsidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of New Zealand and a provisional classification of the family, New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 5(1) (p.60)