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  • Family: Marginellidae

  • Mesoginella aupouria (Powell, 1937)
    Height 4.3mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Mesoginella cracens (Dell, 1956)
    Height 4.5mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago, 475 - 650 metres
    FE.
  • Mesoginella ergastula (Dell, 1953)
    Height 4mm, Width 2.7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Rise
    ME.
  • Mesoginella judithae (Dell, 1956)
    Height 5.5mm, Width 3.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Islands
    ME.
  • Mesoginella koma B.A. Marshall, 2004
    Height 7mm, Width 4.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Mahia
    ACE.
  • Mesoginella larochei (Powell, 1932)
    Length 4mm, Width 2.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island. Far North to Wanganui and Mahia
    AE.
  • Mesoginella manawatawhia (Powell, 1937)
    Height 6mm, Width 3.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Mesoginella otagoensis (Dell, 1956)
    Height 5mm, Width 3.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago, 550 metres
    FE.
  • Mesoginella pisinna B.A. Marshall, 2004
    Height 5.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island east coast, Three Kings Islands to Mahia
    ACE.
  • Mesoginella pygmaeiformis (Powell, 1937)
    Height 4.8mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Mesoginella tryphenensis (Powell, 1932)
    Height 3.6mm, Width 2.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland east coast to East Cape
    AE.
  • Mesoginella vailei (Powell, 1932)
    Height 8mm, Width 5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Far North, Northland
    AE.
  • Ovaginella maoria (Powell, 1937)
    Height 7mm, Width 5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands 475 metres
    AE.
  • Ovaginella profunda (Suter, 1909)
    Height 5.5mm, Width 3.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago, 180 metres
    FE.
  • Serrata fasciata (G.B. Sowerby II, 1846)
    Height 8mm, Width 4mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands, Far North, and north-eastern North Island to Mahia Peninsula, under stones intertidally to about 22 metres
    ACE.
  • Serrata maoriana (Powell, 1932)
    Height 10mm, Width 4.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland east coast to East Cape
    AE.
  • Serrata raoulica B.A. Marshall, 2004
    Marine, Endemic
    Kermadec Islands
    KE.
  • Dentimargo amoenus (Suter, 1908)
    Height 5mm, Width 2.8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Ahipara, Northland. Off Snares Islands
    AAnE.
  • Dentimargo cairoma (Brookes, 1924)
    Height 4.5mm, Width 2mm
    Marine, Endemic, White, often with narrow red bands at periphery
    Northland to Cook Strait, and Chatham Islands
    ACME.
  • Dentimargo fusulus (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
    Height 7mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Bay of Plenty. Off Poor Knights Islands
    AE.
  • Dentimargo fusuloides (Dell, 1956)
    Height 6.3mm, Width 3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago, 350-550 metres
    FE.
  • Dentimargo hebescens (Murdoch & Suter, 1906)
    Height 3.8mm, Width 2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off northland east coast
    AE.
  • Dentimargo luridus (Suter, 1908)
    Height 3mm, Width 1.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Fiordland to Foveaux Strait and Otago. Off Chathams, Snares, Antipodes and Auckland Islands
    FMAnE.
  • Dentimargo stewartianus (Suter, 1908)
    Height 4.5mm, Width 2.3mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Stewart Island. Snares, Campbell and Auckland Islands
    FAnE.
  • Dentimargo subamoenus (Powell, 1937)
    Height 4mm, Width 2.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Dentimargo subfusulus (Powell, 1932)
    Height 4mm, Width 2.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland east coast, south to Chatham Islands and southern NZ
    ACFME.
  • Dentimargo wormaldi (Powell, 1971)
    Height 9mm, Width 4.2mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Northland east coast
    AE.
  • Volvarina albescens (Hutton, 1873)
    Height 5mm, Width 2.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Stewart Island, Foveaux Strait, Snares and Bounty Islands
    FAnE.
  • Volvarina parvistriata (Suter, 1908)
    Height 3mm, Width 1.7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Otago to Foveaux Strait, Snares, Auckland and Chatham Islands
    FMAnE.
  • Volvarina plicatula (Suter, 1909)
    Height 3mm, Width 1.7mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Auckland Islands
    AnE.
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