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.
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

Ponderia zealandica Hutton, 1873

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:MURICIDAE: TRIPTEROTYPHINAE
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:CE.
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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