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Alcithoe fusus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)Species Images
From Mahia, Napier. 70mm
(hedleyi form) - Off Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf. 41mm
Taxonomy: Alcithoe fusus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Volutoidea (Superfamily) > Volutidae (Family) > Cymbiinae (Subfamily) > Alcithoe (Genus) > fusus (Species)
Family: Subfamily:
VOLUTIDAE: CYMBIINAE
Genus Synonyms:
=Alcithoe (Leporemax) Iredale, 1937
=Gilvostia Iredale, 1937
=Leporemax Iredale, 1937
=Pachymelon (Palomelon) Finlay, 1926
=Palomelon Finlay, 1926
=Voluta (Alcithoe) H. & A. Adams, 1853
=Waihaoia (Palomelon) Finlay, 1926
=Waihaoia (Teremelon) Marwick, 1926
Synonymised Names:
=Alcithoe (Leporemax) fusus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
=Alcithoe (Leporemax) fusus haurakiensis Dell, 1956
=Alcithoe fusus fusus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
=Alcithoe fusus haurakiensis Dell, 1956
=Alcithoe fusus hedleyi (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
=Fulgoraria (Alcithoe) hedleyi Murdoch & Suter, 1906
=Leporemax fusus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
=Leporemax fusus var. ruahiniensis R.M. Carter, 1972
=Voluta (Alcithoe) subplicata Hutton, 1873
=Voluta fusus Quoy & Gaimard, 1833
=Voluta gracilis Swainson, 1824
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Details: Alcithoe fusus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Size/Grows to:
Height 75mm, Width 30mm
Distribution:
North Island and South Island to Otago. In shallow water to about 50 fathoms
Geographical Range:
ACFE.
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