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From off White Island in about 20 metres. 33mm
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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

Murexsul espinosus (Hutton, 1885)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:MURICIDAE: MURICOPSINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 35mm, Width 17mm
Distribution:Late Pliocene to early Pleistocene, eastern North Island between Hastings and Cape Palliser. Recent from Ranfurly Bank, off East Cape to off Mahia Peninsula
Geographical Range:ACE.
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A. 2014: Recent occurrence of Murexsul espinosus (Hutton, 1885) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Muricidae) off the south-eastern North Island, New Zealand with some notes on other neogastropods endemic to the south-eastern North Island, Molluscan Research, 34(1) (p.49)
  • Beu, A.G., Maxwell, P.A. 1990: Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey, 58 (p.359)