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Found from low tide down to about 25 fathoms. 87mm
From deep water off Bream Bay, Northland. 135mm
Low tide, Karikari Peninsula, Northland. 65mm
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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

Monoplex parthenopeus (von Salis, 1793)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Hypsogastropoda
Family:RANELLIDAE: CYMATIINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 130mm, Width 75mm
Distribution:North, South and Chatham Islands. Also Australia
Geographical Range:K.ACFM
Notes:
Hairy Trumpet
References and Publications:
  • Brook, F.J., Marshall, B.A. 1998: The coastal molluscan fauna of the northern Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 28 (p.220)
  • Morley, M.S. Oct/1995: A Small Point - Features of the Protoconchs of Cymatium parthenopeum parthenopeum (Salis, 1793) and Cabestana spengleri (Perry, 1811): Ranellidae, Poirieria, 17(4)
  • Douglas, N. Aug/1985: Periostracum preservation, Poirieria, 14(2) (p.10)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.165)
  • Beu, A.G. 1970: The Mollusca of the Subgenus Monoplex (Family Cymatiidae), Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 17 (p.225)

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

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