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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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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochida (Order) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Calliostomatidae (Family) > Maurea (Genus)
Genus: Maurea (Maurea)map >
Length 37mm, Height 34mm, Endemic
Bounty Platform, off Antipodes Islands, 18-103 metres [An]
Height 8.6mm, Width 6.5mm, Endemic
Three Kings Islands, Mayor Island, East Cape, 102-128 metres [A]
Width 22mm, Height 21mm, Endemic
Chatham Rise, South Island [C]
Maurea (Maurea) blacki (Powell, 1950) (=Thoristella chathamensis profunda Dell)
Height 50mm, Width 50mm, Endemic
South Island, off Eastern Otago [CFMAn]
Height 33.8mm, Width 32.9mm
Eltanin Fracture Zone (mid-South Pacific), Chatham Rise, Bollons Seamount (S of Chatham Islands), and southern Tasmania, 890-1450 metres [M]
Maurea (Maurea) eminens Marshall, 1995
Height 51mm, Width 45mm, Endemic
Off Antipodes Islands, 13-123 metres [An]
Height 65mm, Width 60mm, Endemic
South-eastern South Island, Stewart Island and the Snares, 73-549 metres [F]
Height 16mm, Width 12mm, Endemic
Three Kings Islands, 30-102 metres [A]
Maurea (Maurea) granti Marshall, 1995 (=multigemmata Powell, =ampla Powell)
Height 45mm, Width 42mm, Endemic
North Island, south of East Cape, South, Stewart Snares, Auckland, Campbell and Chatham Islands [CFMAn]
Height 33mm, Width 30mm, Endemic
Three Kings Islands, northern NZ, 5-128 metres [A]
Maurea (Maurea) maui Marshall, 1995
Width 45mm, Height 42mm, Endemic
Cook Strait, NE South Island, Chatham Rise, 140-490 metres [CM]
Height 38mm, Width 42mm, Endemic
Off Macquarie Island, 80-120 metres [An]
Height 37mm, Width 28mm, Endemic
Off Three Kings Islands down to Kapati Island [AC]
Maurea (Maurea) pellucida (Valenciennes, 1846) (=spiratum Oliver)
Height 48mm, Width 44mm, Endemic
North, South and Stewart Islands, 0-187 metres [ACF]
Height 57mm, Width 53mm, Endemic
Three Kings Islands and Ranfurly Bank, East Cape. 55-622 metres [A]
Maurea (Maurea) punctulata (Martyn, 1784) (=stewartiana Oliver, =urbanior Finlay)
Height 48mm, Width 44mm, Endemic
North, South and Stewart Island [ACF]
Maurea (Maurea) regale Marshall, 1995
Height 12.6mm, Width 9.3mm, Endemic
Three Kings Islands, 53-805 metres [A]
Maurea (Maurea) selecta (Dillwyn, 1817) (=cunninghami Griffith & Pidgeon, =pagoda Oliver, =regifica Finlay)
Width 67mm, Height 53mm, Pale Tiger Shell. Endemic
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. 0-293 metres [ACFM]
Maurea (Maurea) simulans Marshall, 1994
Height 61mm, Width 58mm, Endemic
Off New Plymouth, off Cape Palliser south to Banks Peninsula, Chatham Rise, and off Bounty and Campbell Islands. Challenger Plateau, Cook Str, Banks Pen, Campbell Plateau, Chatham Rise, 183-410 metres [CFMAn]
Height 56mm, Width 47mm, Endemic
Auckland and Campbell Islands. 0-146 metres [An]
Maurea (Maurea) tigris (Gmelin, 1791) (=chathamensis Dell,1950)
Height 104mm, Width 97mm, Tiger Shell. Endemic
Three Kings Islands, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands [ACFM]
Width 80mm, Height 58mm, Endemic
North Island, deep water [A]
Maurea (Maurea) waikanae Oliver, 1926 (=forsteriana Dell, =morioria Powell, =haurakiensis Dell)
Width 57mm, Height 49mm, Endemic
North, South and Chatham Islands [ACFM]
Genus: Maurea (Alertalex)map >
Maurea (Alertalex) alertae Marshall, 1995 (=blacki Dell)
Width 25mm, Height 28mm, Endemic
Chatham Rise, Bay of Plenty and Northland. Trawled from around 280-850 metres [ACFMAn]