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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Volutoidea (Superfamily) > Marginellidae (Family) > Marginellinae (Subfamily)
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  • Subfamily: Marginellinae

  • 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.
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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