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Waipu Estuary, Northland. 31mm
Found commonly on mid-tidal mud flats. 29mm
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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

Zeacumantus lutulentus (Kiener, 1841)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Sorbeoconcha
Family:BATILLARIIDAE
Size/Grows to:Height 36mm, Width 11mm
Distribution:North Island and northern part of South Island. Common on mid-tidal mud flats
Geographical Range:ACE.
Notes:
Distinct strong axial ribs
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.131)

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