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  • Family: Ptychatractidae

  • Egestas waitei (Suter, 1909)
    =Vexillum waitei Suter, 1909
    Height 7mm, Width 3mm, Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Off Taiaroa Head, Otago. Stewart and Snares Islands CFAnE.
  • Exilia expeditionis (Dell, 1956)
    =Chathamidia expeditionis Dell, 1956, =Surculina expeditionis (Dell, 1956)
    Height 42mm, Width 20mm, Marine, Endemic
    Trawled off South Island east coast to Chatham Islands, 400-984 metres CFME.
  • Exilia hilgendorfi (Martens, 1897)
    =Benthovoluta hilgendorfi (Martens, 1897), =Mitra plicifera Yokoyama, 1920, =Phenacoptygma kiiense Kuroda, 1931, =Voluta hilgendorfi Martens, 1897
    Height 63mm, Marine
    Tasman Basin, 556-2092 metres. Also Japan, the Philippines, Australia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji C
  • Exilia kiwi Kantor & Bouchet, 2001
    Height 32mm, Width 20mm, Marine, Endemic
    Trawled off eastern South Island 1400-1650 metres CFME.
  • Metzgeria problematica (Ponder, 1968)
    =Vexillum (Latiromitra) problematicum Ponder, 1968
    Height 32mm, Width 12mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Otago, trawled around 120 metres FE.
  • Metzgeria shirleyi Cernohorsky, 1980
    =Boreotrophon shirleyi Cernohorsky, 1980
    Height 52mm, Width 24mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Mayor and Aldermen Islands, Bay of Plenty, Trawled 357-666 metres AE.
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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