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Scuba dived off Northland. 50mm
Off Northland, 5-8 metres. 45mm
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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

Rolandiella scotti (Marshall & Burch, 2000)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:MURICIDAE: MURICOPSINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 60mm, Width 32mm
Distribution:Three Kings Islands and NE North Island, 13-168 metres, living 8-40 metres
Geographical Range:AE.
References and Publications:
  • Scott, I. Oct/2000: Murexsul Feeding at Leigh, Poirieria, 26 (p.23)
  • Marshall, B.A., Burch, K.W. 2000: The New Zealand Recent species of Muricopsis Bucquoy, Dautzenberg and Dollfus, 1882 (Gastropoda: Muricidae), The Nautilus, 114(1) (p.26)
  • Scott, I. Apr/1989: A closer look at Muricopsis octogonus, Poirieria, 15(6) (p.6)

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