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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) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Naticoidea (Superfamily) > Naticidae (Family) > Naticinae (Subfamily)
Naticidae: Naticinae
Genus: Naticariusmap >
Naticarius orientalis (Gmelin, 1791)
Width 37mm
Indo-West Pacific, Kermadec Islands [K.]
Genus: Notocochlismap >
Notocochlis cernica (Jousseaume, 1874) (=lemniscata Philippi, =sagittata hancockae Powell)
Height 18mm, Width 16mm, Moon Snail
Central Indian Ocean to Eastern Australia and the Philippines. NZ, Northland to Auckland [K.A]
Notocochlis gualtieriana (Récluz, 1844) (=migratoria Powell)
Height 30mm, Width 22mm, Moon Snail
W Pacific, Kermadec Islands. Northland. Far North to Whangarei Heads, from low tide [K.A]
Genus: Proxiubermap >
Proxiuber australe (Hutton, 1878)
Height 7mm, Width 7mm, Endemic
Northland. Three Kings Islands to East Cape [A]
Proxiuber hulmei Powell, 1954
Height 5mm, Width 5mm, Endemic. Shell smaller than australe, and proportionately wider, with a distinctive colour pattern of two broad spiral series of reddish-brown maculations on a white ground
Northland to Gisborne [AC]
Genus: Taneamap >
Tanea zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832)
Height 35mm, Width 32mm, Necklace Shell, Moon Snail. Endemic
North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Auckland and Bounty Islands [ACFMAn]