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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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Genus: Nassariusmap >
Nassarius aoteanus Finlay, 1927
Height 36mm, Width 20mm, Endemic
Northland east coast, from North Cape to East Cape, 2-113 metres [A]
Nassarius berniceae Willan & Beechey, 2015 (=gaudiosus of authors, not Hinds)
Height 25mm, Endemic
Kermadec Islands [K.]
Height 28mm, Width 13mm
Northland east coast Cavalli Islands. Also New South Wales, Australia. Subtidal to approximately 77 metres, in sand [A]
Nassarius himeroessa (Melvill & Standen, 1903) (=innocens Thiele)
Length 6.4mm
Off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands [K.]
Nassarius nodifer (Powys, 1835)
Length 23mm
From Mauritius to China, the New Hebrides, and Kermadec Islands [K.]
Nassarius spiratus (A.Adams, 1852)
Height 25mm, Width 14mm
Northland east coast. From low tide to over 20 metres. Also NSW Australia, and Lord Howe Island [K.A]
Genus: Tritiamap >
Tritia burchardi (Dunker in Philippi, 1849)
Height 13mm, Width 7mm, Introduced
Recently discovered around Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, and Whangarei Harbour. Also Queensland - W.Australia and Tasmania [A]
Tritia ephamilla (Watson, 1882)
Height 22mm, Width 12mm
North, South and Chatham Islands. Trawled from 400 to 1800 metres. Also New South Wales along the eastern coast of Australia to Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania [ACFM]