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From off Houhora, Northland. 13mm
From about 15 metres, off Houhora Harbour, Far North. 13mm
. 13mm
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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

Philippia lutea (Lamarck, 1822)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Heterobranchia
Family:ARCHITECTONICIDAE
Size/Grows to:Height 13mm, Width 12mm
Distribution:Northland to Bay of Plenty and Mahia. Recently also recorded just north of Castlepoint
Geographical Range:AC
References and Publications:
  • Morley, M.S., Hayward, B.W., Raven, J.L., Foreman, G.A., Grenfell, H.R. 2006: Intertidal and shallow subtidal biota of Mahia Peninsula, Hawkes Bay, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 43 (p.34)
  • Bieler, R. 1993: Architectonicidae of the Indo-Pacific (Mollusca, Gastropoda), Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (NF), 30 (p.110)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.248)