Species Images
Castlecliff, Wanganui (fossil). 20mm
Collected 08 Aug 1963, 14-16 km due N of Cape Farewell. (M.017977). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
Collected 25 Jan 1979, off East Cape, Ranfurly Bank, NZ. (M.070409). 18mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
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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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
L =
E =
I =

Ponderia zealandica Hutton, 1873

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Height 30mm, Width 21mm
Distribution:Cook Strait and off Cape Campbell, Bay of Plenty to East Cape. Castlecliff, Wanganui fossil
Geographical Range:C
Recent, Fossil, Endemic
References and Publications:
  • Beu, A.G., Maxwell, P.A. 1990: Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey, 58 (p.358)
  • D'Atillio, A., Hertz, C.M. 1988: An Illustrated catalogue of the family Typhidae Cossmann, 1903 (Gastropoda: Muricacea), The Festivus (p.37)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.172)
  • 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)

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

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