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Taxonomy
Family:
LEPETIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Patellogastropoda (Subclass)
> Lottioidea (Superfamily)
> Lepetidae (Family)
> Maoricrater (Genus)
> exploratus (Species)
Synonymised Names:
=Notoacmea explorata Dell, 1953
Images: Maoricrater exploratus (Dell, 1953)
Holotype, collected 4 Nov 1950, Chatham Rise, NZ. (M.005665). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Collected 200-600 metres, Papanui Canyon, Otago, NZ. 4.3mm
Taxonomy
Family:
LEPETIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Patellogastropoda (Subclass)
> Lottioidea (Superfamily)
> Lepetidae (Family)
> Maoricrater (Genus)
> exploratus (Species)
Synonymised Names:
=Notoacmea explorata Dell, 1953
Details: Maoricrater exploratus (Dell, 1953)
Size/Grows to:
Length 4.5mm, Width 3.0mm
Distribution:
North and South Island, and Chatham Rise. Trawled from approximately 30-600 metres
Geographical Range:
ACFMAnE.
Notes:
Marine, Endemic
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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.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil
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