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Key to 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
Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda - Family: Cypraeidae

Cypraeidae: Erosariinae

 

Genus: Erosaria

 
Erosaria cernica (G.B.Sowerby II, 1870) (=tomlini Schilder)
Length 33mm, Width 20mm, Poor Knights Cowrie
Northland. Cape Maria van Diemen to Poor Knights Islands, to about 20 metres. Also Lord Howe Island, Kermadec Islands and New South Wales, Australia [K.A]
Erosaria poraria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Length 24mm
Kermadec Islands [K.]
 

Genus: Monetaria

 
Monetaria caputserpentis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Length 43mm
The entire Indo-West Pacific region, from east Africa to the Cocos Islands, off Central America. Australia and Kermadec Islands [K.]
 
Monetaria moneta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Length 20mm
Entire tripical Indian and Pacific Oceans, from east Africa to central America, including northern Australia and Kermadec Islands [K.]
 

Cypraeidae: Erroneinae

 

Genus: Talostolida

 
Talostolida teres (Gmelin, 1791)
Kermadec Islands [K.]
 

Cypraeidae: Luriinae

 

Genus: Luria

 
Luria isabella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Length 55mm
Indo-Pacific, Kermadec Islands [K.]
 

Genus: Lyncina

 
Lyncina vitellus Linnaeus, 1758
Length 55mm, Width 35mm
Indo-Pacific, from Red Sea to Hawaiian Islands, Polynesia and Northland to Poor Knights Islands, down to about 25 metres [K.A]

Genus: Talparia

 
Talparia talpa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Kermadec Islands [K.]