Species Images
Collected 21 Feb 1979, Pegasus Canyon, NE of Banks Peninsula, NZ. (M.094739). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
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

Zeatrophon pulcherrimus Finlay, 1930

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:MURICIDAE: PAGODULINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 18mm, Width 7mm
Distribution:North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. From 15-600 metres
Geographical Range:ACFME.
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.174)
  • 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.489)