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Provocator mirabilis Finlay, 1926Species Images
The Golden Volute from deep water off NZ. 125mm
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Provocator mirabilis Finlay, 1926
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Volutoidea (Superfamily) > Volutidae (Family) > Cymbiinae (Subfamily) > Provocator (Genus) > mirabilis (Species)
Family: Subfamily:
VOLUTIDAE: CYMBIINAE
Size/Grows to:
Height 155mm, Width 50mm
Genus Synonyms:
=Guivillea R.B. Watson, 1886
=Iredalina Finlay, 1926
=Provocator (Iredalina) Finlay, 1926 accepted, alternate representation
=Provocator (Provocator) R.B. Watson, 1882 accepted, alternate representation
=Pseudocymbium Cossmann, 1899
=Wyvillea R.B. Watson, 1882
Synonymised Names:
=Iredalina aurantia Powell, 1954
=Iredalina finlayi L.C. King, 1933
=Iredalina mirabilis Finlay, 1926
=Provocator (Iredalina) mirabilis (Finlay, 1926) accepted, alternate representation
Distribution:
Off East Coast of North and South Island, and subantarctic islands
Geographical Range:
ACFMAnE.
Notes:
Golden Volute, Marine, Endemic, White form occurs rarely off Auckland Islands
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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 approximation 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
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil