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Taxonomy
Family:
TUDICLIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Caenogastropoda (Subclass)
> Neogastropoda (Order)
> Buccinoidea (Superfamily)
> Tudiclidae (Family)
> Aeneator (Genus)
> benthicolus (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Aeneator (Aeneator) Finlay, 1926
=Aeneator (Ellicea) Finlay, 1928
=Aeneator (Pittella) Marwick, 1928
=Ellicea Finlay, 1928
=Ellicea (Pittella) Marwick, 1928
=Pittella Marwick, 1928
Synonymised Names:
=Aeneator (Ellicea) benthicolus Dell, 1963
Images: Aeneator benthicolus Dell, 1963
Off Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty. 68mm
Holotype, collected 23 Nov 1962, NE of Cavalli Islands, NZ. (M.016278). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Collected 28 Feb 1998, off Cape Kidnappers, NZ. (M.147010). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Taxonomy
Family:
TUDICLIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Caenogastropoda (Subclass)
> Neogastropoda (Order)
> Buccinoidea (Superfamily)
> Tudiclidae (Family)
> Aeneator (Genus)
> benthicolus (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Aeneator (Aeneator) Finlay, 1926
=Aeneator (Ellicea) Finlay, 1928
=Aeneator (Pittella) Marwick, 1928
=Ellicea Finlay, 1928
=Ellicea (Pittella) Marwick, 1928
=Pittella Marwick, 1928
Synonymised Names:
=Aeneator (Ellicea) benthicolus Dell, 1963
Details: Aeneator benthicolus Dell, 1963
Size/Grows to:
Height 83mm, Width 40mm
Distribution:
North Island, Northland to Bay of Plenty in deep water to about 300 fathoms
Geographical Range:
AE.
Notes:
Marine, Endemic
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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
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