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Holotype, collected 15 Jul 1962, NW of Three Kings Islands, NZ. (M.020809). 5mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
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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

Metaxia solitaria Marshall, 1979

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Ptenoglossa
Family:TRIPHORIDAE: METAXIINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 5.6mm, Diameter 1.5mm
Distribution:NW of Three Kings Islands
Geographical Range:AE.
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A. Sep/1979: Additional dextral triphorids (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 6(3) (p.400)

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

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