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Trawled off Kaipara, North Island. 74mm
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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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L =
E =
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Thalassocyon tui Dell, 1967

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Tonnoidea (Superfamily) > Thalassocyonidae (Family) > Thalassocyon (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Length 55mm, Width 35mm
Synonyms:(=bonus Barnard)
Distribution:From abyssal depths off South Africa, Amsterdam Is. (in the southern Indian Ocean), eastern Australia, Kermadec Islands, and northern New Zealand. Northland to Bay of Plenty
Geographical Range:[K.A]
References and Publications:
  • Warén, A., Bouchet, P. 1990: Laubierinidae and Pisanianurinae (Ranellidae), two new deep-sea taxa of the Tonnoidea (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia), The Veliger, 33(1) (p.87)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.163)
  • Beu, A.G. 1969: The Gastropod genus Thalassocyon Bernard, 1960, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 3(3) (p.446)

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

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