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Taken from off Doubtless Bay, Northland
Tasman Bay, Nelson. 59mm
Trawled in 20-30 metres, Bay of Plenty. 59mm
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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

Poirieria zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:MURICIDAE: PAGODULINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 79mm, Width 86mm
Distribution:Three Kings Islands to Stewart Island, Challenger Plateau and Chatham Islands, 0-540 metres
Geographical Range:ACFME.
Notes:
Spiny Murex
References and Publications:
  • Bracegirdle, S. Nov/2003: Ohiwa and Opape Beaches, Bay of Plenty, Cookia, 15 (p.24)
  • Marshall, B.A., Houart, R. 1995: A review of the New Zealand Recent species of Poirieria Jousseaume, 1980 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Muricidae) with description of a new species, The Nautilus, 108(2) (p.28)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.170)