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Species List for Genus: Paratrophon
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Muricidae (Family) > Pagodulinae (Subfamily) > Paratrophon (Genus)
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  • Genus: Paratrophon

  • Paratrophon cheesemani (Hutton, 1882)
    Height 19mm, Width 11mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island west coast, from Ninety Mile Beach to Kawhia ACE.
  • Paratrophon cheesemani exsculptus Powell, 1933
    Height 20mm, Width 12mm, Marine, Endemic
    West Coast North and South Islands from Port Waikato to Jackson Bay, south of Haast CE.
  • Paratrophon patens (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1854)
    Height 24mm, Width 15mm, Marine, Endemic, Lamellose within the grooves
    South Island and Stewart Island. On exposed rocky shores CFE.
  • Paratrophon quoyi (Reeve, 1846)
    (=stangeri Powell)
    Height 35mm, Width 18mm, Marine, Endemic
    North Island. From low tide, often around Corallina seaweed 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 approximation 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