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From about 15 metres, off Bland Bay, Northland. They are occasionally seen under large rock slabs or in crevices
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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

Prototyphis eos (Hutton, 1873)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:MURICIDAE: TRIPTEROTYPHINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 30mm, Width 16mm
Distribution:Northland east coast to Bay of Plenty and East Cape
Geographical Range:AE.
Notes:
Dawn Murex
References and Publications:
  • Beu, A.G., Maxwell, P.A. 1990: Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey, 58 (p.358)
  • Cumber, R.A. Nov/1980: The Pterotyphis eos eos (Hutton) wash-up at Paihia in 1969, Poirieria, 10(6) (p.94)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.171)
  • Fleming, C.A. 1962: The Genus Pterynotus Swainson (Gastropoda, Family Muricidae) in New Zealand and Norfolk Island, Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2(14) (p.115)