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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 approxomation 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
E =  Endemic
I =  Introduced
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Taxonomic Class: Select from the list of Taxonomic Classes
Scientific Name: e.g. "Muricidae", "Poirieria", "zelandica"
Distribution: e.g. "Chatham", "Three Kings"
Notes: e.g. "Pipi" (Common Names), "Subfossil", "Introduced" etc.

Use the form above to search for Families, Species, Localities etc.

Tip: If you are unsure of the spelling, type part of the name. eg. If you are not sure if a name is 'convexum' or 'convexus', type in 'convex'

This will then return all matching species for 'convexum', 'convexus' and 'convexa'.

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