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Holotype, collected off Poor Knights Islands, NZ. (M.001749). 7mm. © 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 =
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
I =

Monstrotyphis pauperis (Mestayer, 1916)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Height 10mm, Width 6mm
Distribution:Northland to Bay of Plenty
Geographical Range:AE.
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A., Houart, R. 2012: The Recent Typhinae (Gastropoda: Muricidae) of New Zealand, Molluscan Research, 32(3) (p.139)
  • Houart, R. 2002: Description of a new Typhine (Gastropoda: Muricidae) from New Caledonia with comments on some generic classifications within the subfamily, Venus, 61 (p.149)
  • D'Atillio, A., Hertz, C.M. 1988: An Illustrated catalogue of the family Typhidae Cossmann, 1903 (Gastropoda: Muricacea), The Festivus (p.29)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.182)
  • Gardner, N.W. Jun/1965: Typhis pauperis, Poirieria, 2(5) (p.83)

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

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