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Off the Three Kings Islands, Far North. On Pink and White coral from 200 metres. 9mm
Off the Three Kings Islands, Far North. On Red coral. 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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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Pedicularia pacifica Pease, 1865

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cypraeoidea (Superfamily) > Pediculariidae (Family) > Pedicularia (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Length 9mm
Synonyms:(=maoria Powell)
Distribution:Off Three Kings Is and Northland. Also central Pacific, New South Wales
Geographical Range:[A]
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.152)
  • Cernohorsky, W.O. 1971: Fossil and recent Cypraeacea (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of New Zealand with descriptions of new species, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 8 (p.116)

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

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