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Muricidae: Typhinae

  • Monstrotyphis montfortii (A. Adams, 1863)
    Height 9.1mm, Marine
    Northern Japan, Philippine Islands, Natal and Transkei, South Africa, and northern New Zealand, living at 50-200 metres A
  • Monstrotyphis pauperis (Mestayer, 1916)
    Height 10mm, Width 6mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northland to Bay of Plenty AE.
  • Monstrotyphis tangaroa Houart & B. Marshall, 2012
    Height 7.9mm, Marine, Endemic
    Northern New Zealand, 63-622 metres AE.
  • Siphonochelus solus Vella, 1961
    Height 8mm, Width 4mm, Marine, Endemic
    Western and north-eastern North Island and north-western South Island, 178-1029 metres ACE.
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