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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.
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