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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 48mm, Width 21mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Trawled off Ahipara, Northland, around 500 metres
    AE.
  • Alcithoe arabica (Gmelin, 1791)
    Height 235mm, 103mm
    Arabic Volute, Marine, Endemic
    North, South and Stewart Islands
    ACFE.
  • Alcithoe benthicola (Dell, 1963)
    Height 260mm, Width 145mm
    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
    Height 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 260mm, Width 93mm
    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 84mm, Width 35mm
    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 144mm, Width 66mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island. East Cape to Cape Campbell and Cook Strait
    ACE.
  • Alcithoe larochei ostenfeldi (Iredale, 1937)
    Height 222mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Hokitika to Westport
    CE.
  • Alcithoe lutea (R.B. Watson, 1882)
    Height 85mm, Width 38mm
    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 off southern Hawkes Bay
    ACE.
  • 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 140mm, Width 64mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Bay of Plenty to Mahia. Trawled around 100-600 metres
    AE.
  • Alcithoe triregensis Bail & Limpus, 2005
    Height 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 111mm, Width 43mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off eastern Otago, Chatham Rise and Auckland Islands to Campbell Plateau, 50-580 metres
    CFMAnE.
  • Provocator mirabilis Finlay, 1926
    Height 178mm, Width 57mm
    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.
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