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  • Genus: Alcithoe

  • Alcithoe albescens Bail & Limpus, 2005
    Height 40.8mm, Width 17.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Trawled off Ahipara, Northland, around 500 metres
    AE.
  • Alcithoe arabica (Gmelin, 1791)
    Height 200mm, Width 88mm
    Arabic Volute, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart Islands
    ACFE.
  • Alcithoe benthicola (Dell, 1963)
    Height 250mm, Width 140mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland east coast to Bay of Plenty, Aldermen Islands and White Island. Trawled from 400-800 metres on muddy substrate
    AE.
  • Alcithoe colesae Bail & Limpus, 2005
    Length 84mm, Width 32.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Puysegur Bank 164 metres
    FE.
  • Alcithoe davegibbsi (Hart, 1999)
    Height 55mm, Width 26mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Spirits Bay, Far North. Also a worn specimen found dredged off Pakiri
    AE.
  • Alcithoe fissurata (Dell, 1963)
    Height 195mm, Width 70mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Cape Brett, Northland east coast to Bay of Plenty. Trawled from around 350-700 metres
    AE.
  • Alcithoe fissurata crassa Bail & Limpus, 2005
    Height 170mm, Width 68mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands. In cray pots around 50-80 metres
    AE.
  • Alcithoe fissurata elegans Bail & Limpus, 2005
    Height 190mm, Width 75mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Ahipara to Cape Maria van Diemen, Far North. Trawled from around 250-320 metres
    AE.
  • Alcithoe flemingi Dell, 1978
    Height 100mm, Width 32mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Rise, off Auckland and Campbell Islands
    FMAnE.
  • Alcithoe fusus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
    Height 75mm, Width 30mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island and South Island to Otago. In shallow water to about 50 fathoms
    ACFE.
  • Alcithoe jaculoides Powell, 1924
    Height 188mm, Width 70mm
    Marine, Endemic
    East coast of North and South Island, from Otago to Three Kings Islands, and off the Ninety Mile Beach
    ACFE.
  • Alcithoe larochei Marwick, 1926
    Height 120mm, Width 55mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island. East Cape to Cape Campbell and Cook Strait
    ACE.
  • Alcithoe larochei ostenfeldi (Iredale, 1937)
    Height 216mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Hokitika to Westport
    CE.
  • Alcithoe lutea (R.B. Watson, 1882)
    Height 70mm, Width 32mm
    Marine, Freshwater, Endemic
    Endemic to the Challenger Plateau and vicinity, 400-600 metres
    Fw.CE.
  • Alcithoe pseudolutea Bail & Limpus, 2005
    Height 110mm, Width 45mm
    Marine, Endemic
    East of Aldermen Islands, Bay of Plenty to off southern Hawkes Bay
    ACE.
  • Alcithoe seelyeorum Bail & Limpus, 2005
    Height 190mm, Width 75mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Between Three Kings Islands & North Cape. In craypots around 60-80 metres
    AE.
  • Alcithoe tigrina Bail & Limpus, 2005
    Height 120mm, Width 55mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Bay of Plenty to Mahia. Trawled around 100-600 metres
    AE.
  • Alcithoe triregensis Bail & Limpus, 2005
    Length 69.8mm, Width 21.4mm
    Marine, Endemic, Characterised by incised protoconch and glossy surface
    Middlesex Bank, NW of Three Kings Islands 246-291 metres
    AE.
  • Alcithoe wilsonae (Powell, 1933)
    Height 90mm, Width 35mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago, Chatham Rise and Auckland Islands to Campbell Plateau, 50-580 metres
    CFMAnE.
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