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Washed up in shell sand. 12mm
In beach drift, Rarawa, Far North, NZ. 10.5mm
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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

Zelippistes benhami (Duter, 1902)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda - Capulidae - Zelippistes
Family:CAPULIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 21mm, Width 9.5mm
Distribution:Northland to Bay of Plenty
Geographical Range:[A]
Notes:
Endemic
 
References and Publications:
  • Morley, M.S., Hayward, B.W., Hipkins, K. Dec/2011: Manukau Harbour Mollusc Survey, 1952 to 1963, Poirieria, 36 (p.24)
  • Morley, M.S. Oct/1996: Zelippistes benhami (Suter, 1902): (Gastropoda: Capulidae), Poirieria, 19 (p.22)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.148)

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

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