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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Muricidae (Family) > Coralliophilinae (Subfamily) > Hirtomurex (Genus)
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  • Hirtomurex marshalli Oliverio, 2008
    Length 26mm, Width 15mm, Marine
    Norfolk Ridge, 276-513 metres. NW of Cape Reinga, Far North, 570-580 metres. Cavalli Seamount, ENE of North Cape, 840-850 metres KA
  • Hirtomurex nakamurai Kosuge, 1985
    Height 38mm, Width 23mm, Marine
    Japan and Australia. Southern Norfolk Ridge, NW of Cape Reinga, Far North, 514-540 metres A
  • Hirtomurex tangaroa Marshall & Oliverio, 2009
    Height 26mm, Width 16mm, Marine, Endemic
    Southern Kermadec Ridge, 698-1140 metres. Off Hokianga, 1029-1074 metres KAE.
  • Hirtomurex taranui Marshall & Oliverio, 2009
    Height 32mm, Width 17mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Gisborne, 750-913 metres. E of Mercury Island, 990-1100 metres. Southern Kermadec Ridge, 712-924 metres AE.
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 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
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil