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Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
VOLUTIDAE: CYMBIINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Caenogastropoda (Subclass)
> Neogastropoda (Order)
> Volutoidea (Superfamily)
> Volutidae (Family)
> Cymbiinae (Subfamily)
> Alcithoe (Genus)
> larochei (Species)
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 larochei larochei Marwick, 1926 accepted, alternate representation
Images: Alcithoe larochei Marwick, 1926
Off Cape Campbell, Marlborough. 144mm
Holotype, collected pre 1925, 55 metres, off Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, NZ (MA70019). © Auckland Museum (CC-BY)
Collected 17 Jan 1995, off Cape Kidnappers, NZ (M.119065). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Collected 9 Feb 1974, off Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ (M.035402). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
VOLUTIDAE: CYMBIINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Caenogastropoda (Subclass)
> Neogastropoda (Order)
> Volutoidea (Superfamily)
> Volutidae (Family)
> Cymbiinae (Subfamily)
> Alcithoe (Genus)
> larochei (Species)
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 larochei larochei Marwick, 1926 accepted, alternate representation
Details: Alcithoe larochei Marwick, 1926
Size/Grows to:
Height 144mm, Width 66mm
Distribution:
North Island. East Cape to Cape Campbell and Cook Strait
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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