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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Turbinelloidea (Superfamily) > Volutomitridae (Family)
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  • Family: Volutomitridae

  • Microvoluta marginata (Hutton, 1885)
    Height 8mm, Width 3.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart and Snares Islands. Trawled around 35-500 metres ACFAnE.
  • Microvoluta royana Iredale, 1924
    Length 12mm, Marine
    Australia; Fraser Island, Queensland, to Lakes Entrance, Victoria, 14-143 metres. Kermadec Islands K
  • Peculator hedleyi (R. Murdoch, 1905)
    Height 8mm, Width 4mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland east coast, to Bay of Plenty AE.
  • Peculator obconicus (Powell, 1952)
    Height 7mm, Width 3.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands and off Spirits Bay, Far North AE.
  • Peculator porphyria (Verco, 1896)
    Height 10mm, Width 5.7mm, Marine
    Far North. Off Three Kings Islands to North Cape AC
  • Volutomitra banksi (Dell, 1951)
    Height 35mm, Width 15mm, Marine, Endemic, Sometimes bears a minute operculum
    South Island. Off Banks Peninsula and Chatham Rise CFMAnE.
  • Volutomitra obscura (Hutton, 1873)
    Height 22mm, Width 11mm, Marine
    Northland to East Cape. Also South Australia to Victoria and Tasmania AC
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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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