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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) > Ergalataxinae (Subfamily)
Muricidae: Ergalataxinae
Genus: Maculotritonmap >
Maculotriton serriale (Deshayes, 1834)
Kermadec Islands [K.]
Genus: Morulamap >
Morula palmeri Powell, 1967
Height 22mm, Width 12mm
Kermadec Islands, Northland east coast, down to Bay of Plenty and off East Cape [K.A]
Genus: Oppomorusmap >
Oppomorus nodulifera (Menke, 1829) (=chaidea Duclos)
Height 22mm, Width 14mm
Northland east coast. Also New South Wales, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia and Kermadec Islands [K.A]
Genus: Uttleyamap >
Uttleya ahiparana (Powell, 1927)
Height 20mm, Width 8mm, Endemic
Northland. Dredged around 30-40 metres [A]
Uttleya marwicki Powell, 1952
Height 20mm, Width 8mm, Endemic
Cook Strait area [C]
Uttleya williamsi Powell, 1952
Height 11mm, Width 3.5mm, Endemic
North Island, Bay of Plenty [A]