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Found in beach drift. 17mm
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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

Hinea brasiliana (Lamarck, 1822)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Sorbeoconcha
Family:PLANAXIDAE
Size/Grows to:Height 20mm, Width 9mm
Distribution:Northern part of North Island. Also Australia, Lord Howe, Norfolk and Kermadec Islands
Geographical Range:K.A
References and Publications:
  • Hayward, B.W., Morley, M.S. Dec/2010: Hinea brasiliana alive and well at North Cape, Poirieria, 35 (p.15)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.130)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1976: On the considerable influx of warm water molluscs that have invaded northern New Zealand waters within recent years, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 13 (p.142)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1971: New Zealand Molluscan Systematics with Descriptions of New Species: Part 7, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 8 (p.209)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1952: New Zealand Molluscan Systematics with Descriptions of New Species: Part 1, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 4(3) (p.174)
  • Oliver, W.R.B. 1914: The Mollusca of the Kermadec Islands, Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 47 (p.518)

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