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Occasionally washes ashore on ocean beaches. 23mm
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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

Recluzia rollandiana Petit de la Saussaye, 1853

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Ptenoglossa
Family:JANTHINIDAE
Size/Grows to:Height 37mm, Width 26mm
Distribution:Washed ashore Northland to Bay of Plenty
Geographical Range:K.A
References and Publications:
  • Thompson, F. Jul/1991: Recluzia rollandiana washups in the Far North, Poirieria, 16(3) (p.34)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.254)
  • Oliver, W.R.B. 1914: The Mollusca of the Kermadec Islands, Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 47 (p.525)