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Muricidae: Rapaninae

  • Agnewia tritoniformis (Blainville, 1833)
    Height 29mm, Width 16mm, Marine
    Northland to Bay of Plenty. Also Australia, Queensland to SA and Tasmania A
  • Dicathais orbita (Gmelin, 1791)
    (=scalaris Menke)
    Height 110mm, Width 70mm, White Rock Shell, Cart Rut Shell. Marine
    Northland to northern South Island and Chatham Islands. Also Australia and Lord Howe Island KACM
  • Neothais smithi (Brazier, 1889)
    Height 34mm, Width 22mm, Marine
    Northland east coast to Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty. Also Lord Howe, Norfolk and Kermadec Islands KA
  • Rapana venosa Valenciennes, 1847
    Height 118mm, Width 85mm, Marine
    In cray pots off Cape Maria van Diemen A
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 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
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil