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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) > Sorbeoconcha (Order) > Cerithioidea (Superfamily) > Turritellidae (Family) > Turritellinae (Subfamily)
Turritellidae: Turritellinae
Genus: Maoricolpusmap >
Maoricolpus finlayi Powell, 1940
Height 14mm, Width 5mm, Endemic
Far North and Three Kings area [A]
Maoricolpus roseus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834) (=manukauensis Powell)
Height 94mm, Width 28mm, Endemic
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Introduced to Tasmania, Australia [ACFM]
Genus: Stiracolpusmap >
Stiracolpus ahiparanus (Powell, 1927)
Height 36mm, Width 8mm, Endemic
Ahipara and Auckland west coast, North Island. Below low tide to 60 metres [AC]
Stiracolpus pagoda (Reeve, 1849) (=ascensus Marwick, =blacki Marwick, =delli Marwick, =knoxi Marwick, =maorius Powell, =mixtus Finlay, =powelli Marwick, =tardior Marwick)
Height 41mm, Width 9mm, Endemic
Three Kings Islands, North, South and Chatham Islands [ACFM]
Stiracolpus symmetricus (Hutton, 1873)
Height 22mm, Width 7mm, Endemic. Always white
Otago, Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island [F]
Genus: Zeacolpusmap >
Zeacolpus vittatus (Hutton, 1873)
Height 98mm, Width 23mm, Endemic
North Island and northern South Island. From low tide to over 180 metres [AC]