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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) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Muricidae (Family) > Coralliophilinae (Subfamily)
Muricidae: Coralliophilinae
Genus: Babelomurexmap >
Babelomurex lischkeanus (Dunker, 1882)
Height 62mm, Width 41mm
North Island, Outer Hauraki Gulf to Bay of Plenty and New Plymouth. Also Japan, South China Sea, Philippines and Queensland to Victoria, Australia [K.A]
Babelomurex nakamigawai (Kuroda, 1959)
Height 35mm, Width 24mm
Cavalli Seamount, ENE of North Cape, 470-480 metres. Also off Japan, South China Sea, Philippines and Australia [A]
Babelomurex wormaldi (Powell, 1971)
Height 22mm, Width 18mm
Northland to Bay of Plenty. Also Kermadec Islands, Philippine Islands and South-West Pacific. Approximately 160-650 metres [A]
Genus: Coralliophilamap >
Height 26mm, Width 19mm
Kermadec Islands. Off Poor Knights Islands, Northland [K.A]
Coralliophila monodonta (Blainville, 1832) (=madreporarum G.B.Sowerby I)
Height 30mm
Kermadec Islands [K.]
Coralliophila radula (A.Adams, 1855)
Length 28mm, Width 21mm
Kermadec Islands [K.]
Coralliophila sertata (Hedley, 1903)
Height 22mm, Width 12mm
Off Three Kings Islands and Northland to East Cape [K.A]
Coralliophila solutistoma Kuroda & Shikama in Shikama, 1966
Length 27mm, Width 16mm
Kermadec Islands [K.]
Height 13.75, Width 8mm, Endemic
Kermadec Islands and northern NZ [K.A]
Coralliophila squamosissima (E.A.Smith, 1876) (=Neothais clathrata Willan not A.Adams, =sertata Brook & Marshall not Hedley)
Height 30mm, Width 21mm
South Africa, Indo-West Pacific, Australia, Kermadec Islands and Northland east coast [K.A]
Genus: Emozamiamap >
Emozamia licina (Hedley & Petterd, 1906)
Height 20mm, Width 14mm
Northland to Bay of Plenty. Also New South Wales to Tasmania, Australia, Japan, Philippines [A]
Genus: Hirtomurexmap >
Hirtomurex marshalli Oliverio, 2008
Length 26mm, Width 15mm
Norfolk Ridge, 276-513 metres. NW of Cape Reinga, Far North, 570-580 metres. Cavalli Seamount, ENE of North Cape, 840-850 metres [K.A]
Hirtomurex nakamurai Kosuge, 1985
Height 38mm, Width 23mm
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, Endemic
Southern Kermadec Ridge, 698-1140 metres. Off Hokianga, 1029-1074 metres [K.A]
Hirtomurex taranui Marshall & Oliverio, 2009
Height 32mm, Width 17mm, Endemic
Off Gisborne, 750-913 metres. E of Mercury Island, 990-1100 metres. Southern Kermadec Ridge, 712-924 metres [A]
Genus: Latiaxismap >
Latiaxis pilsbryi Hirase, 1908
Width 7.7mm, Height 5.2mm
Western Pacific, Kermadec Islands, 366-422 metres [K.]
Genus: Leptoconchusmap >
Height 22.3mm, Width 19.4mm
Off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands [K.]
Genus: Magilusmap >
Magilus sp. cf. antiquus Montfort, 1810
Height 18.5mm, Width 21mm
Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands, beach [K.]
Genus: Mipusmap >
Mipus matsumotoi Kosuge, 1985
Height 26.5mm, Width 11.5mm
Southern Japan, South Africa and tropical W Pacific. Norfolk Ridge and Kermadec Islands, 465-756 metres [K.]
Genus: Rhizochilusmap >
Height 12.7mm, Width 7.9mm
Kermadec Islands [K.]