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  • Family: Volutidae

  • Calliotectum egregium Bouchet & Poppe, 1995
    Height 126.5mm, Width 38.5mm, Marine
    SW Pacific 500-1060 metres .Off New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Vanuatu and Kermadec Islands K
  • 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, Endemic
    Endemic to the Challenger Plateau and vicinity, 400-600 metres CE.
  • Alcithoe pseudolutea Bail & Limpus, 2005
    Height 110mm, Width 45mm, Marine, Endemic
    East of Aldermen Islands, Bay of Plenty, to Chatham Rise ACME.
  • 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.
  • Provocator mirabilis Finlay, 1926
    Height 155mm, Width 50mm, Golden Volute, Marine, Endemic, White form occurs rarely off Auckland Islands
    Off East Coast of North and South Island, and subantarctic islands ACFMAnE.
  • Zygomelon zodion Harasewych & Marshall, 1995
    Height 75mm, Width 34mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off SE New Zealand. Bounty Plateau & Trough, 734-1386 metres MAnE.
  • Lyria insignita Iredale, 1940
    Height 34mm, Width 16mm, Marine
    Kermadec Islands, in shallow water on sand K
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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