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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Buccinoidea (Superfamily) > Buccinidae (Family) > Aeneator (Genus)
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  • Genus: Aeneator

  • Aeneator attenuatus Powell, 1927
    Height 65mm, Width 25mm, Marine, Endemic, Sculpture of fine spiral cords. Lirate within aperture
    North Island, off Ahipara, Ninety Mile Beach AE.
  • Aeneator benthicolus Dell, 1963
    Height 60mm, Width 30mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island, Northland to Bay of Plenty in deep water to about 300 fathoms AE.
  • Aeneator comptus (Finlay, 1924)
    Height 60mm, Width 24mm, Marine, Endemic, Sculpture of strong vertical axial folds
    North Island. Bay of Plenty to Mahia, and northern South Island ACE.
  • Aeneator elegans (Suter, 1917)
    Height 41mm, Width 18mm, Marine, Endemic, Strongly ribbed and shouldered species, compared to A. valedicta
    Central and southern New Zealand CFE.
  • Aeneator galatheae Powell, 1958
    Height 40mm, Width 15mm, Marine, Endemic
    Fiordland, South Island FE.
  • Aeneator marshalli separabilis Dell, 1956
    Height 45mm, Width 21mm, Marine, Endemic, Axial ribs on shoulders
    North Island, Bay of Plenty AE.
  • Aeneator otagoensis Finlay, 1930
    Height 93mm, Width 43mm, Marine, Endemic
    East Cape to Otago Heads CFE.
  • Aeneator recens (Dell, 1951)
    Height 61mm, Width 31mm, Marine, Endemic
    South Island, off Eastern Otago and Chatham Rise CFME.
  • Aeneator valedictus (R.B. Watson, 1886)
    Height 50mm, Width 22mm, Marine, Endemic, Has axial sculpture only as nodules around the shoulder angle
    South Island and Chatham Islands CFME.
Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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 approximation 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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