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Trawled in deep water. 55mm
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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
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Xenophora neozelanica Suter, 1908

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda
Family:XENOPHORIDAE
Size/Grows to:Width 60mm, Height 45mm
Distribution:Northland to Cook Strait, dredged 40-100 metres
Geographical Range:A
Notes:
Carrier Shell. Endemic
References and Publications:
  • Enderby, T., Enderby, J. Oct/2006: The Original Shell Collector - The Carrier Shell, Poirieria, 32 (p.34)
  • Ponder, W.F. 1983: A Revision of Xenophoridae of the World and of the Australian Fossil Species (Mollusca: Gastropoda), Australian Museum Memoir, 17 (p.33)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.150)
  • Barnes, T. Mar/1972: Notes of Interest: Xenophora neozelandica, Poirieria, 6(3) (p.58)

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

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