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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Naticoidea (Superfamily) > Naticidae (Family) > Polinicinae (Subfamily) > Polinices (Genus)
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  • Polinices putealis Garrard, 1961
    Height 27mm, Marine. Thinner shell than P.tawhitirahia, with an umbilicus that remains open at all stages of growth. Fawn to greenish periostracum
    Australia, Kermadec Islands and Northern NZ KA
  • Polinices tawhitirahia Powell, 1965
    Height 34mm, Width 31mm, Marine. Heavy shell with thick callus that completely fills umbilicus. Colourless periostracum, fewer protoconch whorls than P. putealis, and a broader first protoconch whorl
    Northland to Poor Knights Islands. Also Norfolk Islands KA
Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil