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Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
CALLIOSTOMATIDAE: CALLIOSTOMATINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Vetigastropoda (Subclass)
> Trochida (Order)
> Trochoidea (Superfamily)
> Calliostomatidae (Family)
> Calliostomatinae (Subfamily)
> Maurea (Genus)
> osbornei (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Alertalex Dell, 1956
=Calliostoma (Calliotropis) W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Calliostoma (Maurea) W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Calliostoma (Mauriella) W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Calliotropis W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Calotropis Thiele, 1929
=Maurea (Alertalex) Dell, 1956
=Maurea (Mucrinops) Finlay, 1926
=Mauriella W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Mucrinops Finlay, 1926
=Venustas Finlay, 1926
=Venustas (Mucrinops) Finlay, 1926
Synonymised Names:
=Calliostoma (Maurea) osbornei Powell, 1926
=Calliostoma osbornei Powell, 1926
Images: Maurea osbornei Powell, 1926
From about 15 metres, off the East Coast of Northland, living on the black Anchorina sponge. 33mm
Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
CALLIOSTOMATIDAE: CALLIOSTOMATINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Vetigastropoda (Subclass)
> Trochida (Order)
> Trochoidea (Superfamily)
> Calliostomatidae (Family)
> Calliostomatinae (Subfamily)
> Maurea (Genus)
> osbornei (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Alertalex Dell, 1956
=Calliostoma (Calliotropis) W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Calliostoma (Maurea) W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Calliostoma (Mauriella) W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Calliotropis W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Calotropis Thiele, 1929
=Maurea (Alertalex) Dell, 1956
=Maurea (Mucrinops) Finlay, 1926
=Mauriella W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Mucrinops Finlay, 1926
=Venustas Finlay, 1926
=Venustas (Mucrinops) Finlay, 1926
Synonymised Names:
=Calliostoma (Maurea) osbornei Powell, 1926
=Calliostoma osbornei Powell, 1926
Details: Maurea osbornei Powell, 1926
Size/Grows to:
Height 37mm, Width 28mm
Distribution:
Off Three Kings Islands and the upper North Island down to Kapiti Island and Mahia
Geographical Range:
ACE.
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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