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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

Maoricrater exploratus (Dell, 1953)

Classification:Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda
Family:LEPETIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 4mm, Width 2.8mm
Distribution:North and South Island, and Chatham Rise. Trawled from approximately 30-600 metres
Geographical Range:ACFMAnE.
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A. 1985: Recent and Tertiary deep-sea limpets of the genus Pectinodonta Dall (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from New Zealand and New South Wales, New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 12(2) (p.279)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.50)

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

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