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Washed up a few years ago at Te Arai Point, Northland
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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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Linatella caudata Gmelin, 1791

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Tonnoidea (Superfamily) > Cymatiidae (Family) > Linatella (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Length 100mm, 50mm (NZ specimens)
Synonyms:(=cutacea Lamarck, =cingulata Lamarck)
Distribution:Northland. Occasionally empty shells washed up on east coast beaches
Geographical Range:[A]
References and Publications:
  • Beu, A.G. 1998: Indo-West Pacific Ranellidae, Bursidae and Personidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda): A monograph of the New Caledonian fauna and revisions of related taxa, Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 178 (p.83)
  • Beu, A.G., Maxwell, P.A. 1990: Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey, 58 (p.355)
  • Grange, R.C. Nov/1983: A new record for New Zealand. Linatella cutacea (Link, 1816), Poirieria, 13(2) (p.4)
  • Beu, A.G. 1976: New records of Cymatiidae (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia) from Kapitean to Castlecliffian (Late Miocene to Early Pleistocene) rocks of East Cape District, New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 19(2) (p.308)

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