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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochida (Order) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Trochidae (Family) > Cantharidinae (Subfamily) > Cantharidus (Genus)
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  • Cantharidus capillaceus (Philippi, 1848)
    (=coruscans Hedley)
    Height 28mm, Width 20mm, Marine
    Auckland, Campbell and Antipodes Islands An
  • Cantharidus dilatatus (G.B. Sowerby II, 1870)
    Height 8mm, Width 8mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. On kelp at low tide to about 5 metres ACFME.
  • Cantharidus festivus (Marshall, 1998)
    Height 6.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands and off Cape Reinga, Far North, 13-88 metres AE.
  • Cantharidus opalus (Martyn, 1784)
    (=cannoni Powell, 1933)
    Height 50mm, Width 38mm, Opal Top Shell. Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Littoral to moderate depths ACFME.
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