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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Euthyneura (Infraclass) > Acteonimorpha (Subterclass) > Acteonoidea (Superfamily) > Acteonidae (Family)
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  • Family: Acteonidae

  • Maxacteon cratericulatus (Hedley, 1906)
    Height 16mm, Width 9.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Mahia, and off Kapiti Island. In shell sand and dredged to at least 40 metres ACE.
  • Maxacteon flammeus (Bruguière, 1789)
    Height 15mm, Width 9mm, Marine
    Northland east coast. Poor Knights Islands 40 metres. Also Tonga KA
  • Maxacteon hancocki Rudman, 1971
    Height 6mm, Width 3.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island, Bay of Islands AE.
  • Maxacteon milleri Rudman, 1971
    Height 20mm, Width 10mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland east coast to off East Cape AE.
  • Neactaeonina inexpectata Dell, 1956
    Height 4.5mm, Width 2.2mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off central North and South Islands. Off eastern Otago to Chatham Rise and Chatham Islands. Trawled 280-700 metres FME.
  • Pupa affinis (A. Adams, 1855)
    Height 19mm, Width 7.5mm, Marine
    Northland to Cook Strait. Shallow to 200 metres AC
  • Pupa sulcata (Gmelin, 1791)
    Length 25mm, Marine
    Tropical Indo-West Pacific, Kermadec Islands 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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