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Collected 05 Nov 2000, Rungapapa Knoll, W of White Island, NZ. (M.154288). © 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

Timbellus flemingi (Beu, 1967)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:MURICIDAE: MURICINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 21mm, Width 13mm
Distribution:Trawled off Three Kings Islands, and Northland to Palliser Bay
Geographical Range:ACE.
References and Publications:
  • Beu, A.G., Maxwell, P.A. 1990: Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey, 58 (p.264)
  • Houart, R. 1989: Description of a new species of Pterynotus (Mollusca: Gastropod: Muricidae) from Norfolk Island, New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 16(2) (p.276)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.172)
  • Beu, A.G. 1970: New Zealand Gastropod Mollusca of the Genus Pteropurpura Jousseaume, Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 12(12) (p.138)