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Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, at low tide. 14mm
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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

Xymene plebius (Hutton, 1873)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:MURICIDAE: PAGODULINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 22mm, Width 11mm
Distribution:North, South and Stewart Island
Geographical Range:ACFE.
Notes:
In harbours and estuaries
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.173)
  • Ponder, W.F. 1972: A review of the genus Xymene Iredale of New Zealand (Mollusca: Muricidae), Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2(4) (p.475)