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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) > Turbinelloidea (Superfamily) > Turbinellidae (Family) > Columbariinae (Subfamily)
Turbinellidae: Columbariinae
Genus: Columbariummap >
Height 91.4mm, Width 24mm, Endemic
Trawled east of Poor Knights Islands 560-620 metres, off Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty 753-826 metres, off White Island 685-705 metres, off Cape Runaway 818-898 metres [A]
Genus: Coluzeamap >
Coluzea altocanalis (Dell, 1956) (=Fulgurofusus sp. cf benthocallis Darragh)
Height 127mm, Endemic. Sculpture consists of heavy smooth spiral keels, the strongest one peripheral. Contiguous sutural minor keels combine to create a deeply canaliculate suture
Upper continental slope off the eastern coast of North and South Island, and Chatham Rise, 400-1000 metres [CFM]
Coluzea mariae (Powell, 1952)
Height 106mm, Width 25mm, Endemic. Broader and more squat spire than spiralis. Body whorl more rounded, the peripheral keel less prominent, and the axial folds more numerous, forming 23-24 blunt tubercules per whorl
From Cape Campbell southward along eastern coast of South Island, western Campbell Plateau (offAuckland and Campbell Islands), and along western Chatham Rise [CFMAn]
Coluzea spiralis (A.Adams, 1856)
Height 100mm, Width 28mm, Endemic
North Cape to Cape Campbell, east coast South Island. Dredged 20-200 metres [AC]
Coluzea wormaldi Powell, 1971
Height 105mm, Width 29mm, Endemic
Trawled off North Island east coast to Bay of Plenty, 290-700 metres [AC]
Genus: Fulgurofususmap >
Fulgurofusus marshalli Harasewych, 2011
Length 43mm, Endemic
Bounty Plateau, 280-457 metres [An]
Fulgurofusus maxwelli Harasewych, 2011
Length 86mm, Endemic
Northern Bounty Trough, the Bounty Plateau, and the eastern margins of the Campbell Plateau, 476-1386 metres [CFMAn]