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A minute shell, found occasionally in deep-water dredged sediment. 2.8mm
Dredged off Northland East Coast. 2.8mm
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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

Awanuia porcellana Ponder, 1967

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda
Family:ACLIDIDAE
Size/Grows to:Height 3mm, Width 1mm
Distribution:Northland to Mahia
Geographical Range:ACE.
References and Publications:
  • Morley, M.S., Hayward, B.W., Raven, J.L., Foreman, G.A., Grenfell, H.R. 2006: Intertidal and shallow subtidal biota of Mahia Peninsula, Hawkes Bay, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 43 (p.31)
  • Ponder, W.F. 1985: A review of the genera of the Rissoidae (Mollusca: Mesogastropoda: Rissoacea), Records of the Australian Museum (p.105)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.98)