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 paupereques (Powell, 1974)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:MURICIDAE: TRIPTEROTYPHINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 30mm, Width 19mm
Distribution:Off northland east coast
Geographical Range:AE.
References and Publications:
  • Beu, A.G., Maxwell, P.A. 1990: Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey, 58 (p.358)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.171)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1974: New Zealand Molluscan Systematics with Descriptions of New Species: Part 8, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 11 (p.199)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.