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  • Subfamily: Muricopsinae

  • Favartia garrettii (Pease, 1868)
    =Favartia (Favartia) garrettii (Pease, 1868), =Hexaplex puniceus W.R.B. Oliver, 1915, =Murex cyclostoma var. baldwiniana Pilsbry, 1921, =Murex exiguus Garrett, 1857, =Murex garrettii Pease, 1868
    Height 15mm, Marine
    Pacific, Hawaii, Kermadec Islands K
  • Murexsul espinosus (Hutton, 1885)
    =Murex espinosus Hutton, 1885
    Height 35mm, Width 17mm, Marine, Endemic
    Late Pliocene to early Pleistocene, eastern North Island between Hastings and Cape Palliser. Recent from Ranfurly Bank, off East Cape to off Mahia Peninsula ACE.
  • Murexsul mariae Finlay, 1930
    =Murexsul espinosus mariae Finlay, 1930, =Muricopsis (Murexsul) mariae (Finlay, 1930), =Muricopsis mariae (Finlay, 1930)
    Height 29mm, Width 14mm, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands, North Island as far south as East Cape AE.
  • Murexsul octogonus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
    =Murex octogonus Quoy & Gaimard, 1833, =Murex peruvianus G.B. Sowerby II, 1841, =Murexsul cuvierensis Finlay, 1927, =Muricopsis (Murexsul) octogonus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833), =Muricopsis octogonus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
    Height 89mm, Width 48mm, Octagonal Murex, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings and North Island down to Kapiti Island and Mahia Peninsula ACE.
  • Murexsul profundus (B.A. Marshall & K.W. Burch, 2000)
    =Muricopsis (Murexsul) profunda B.A. Marshall & K.W. Burch, 2000, =Muricopsis profunda B.A. Marshall & K.W. Burch, 2000
    Height 10.5mm, Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 91-710 metres AE.
  • Rolandiella scotti (B.A. Marshall & K.W. Burch, 2000)
    =Muricopsis (Rolandiella) scotti B.A. Marshall & K.W. Burch, 2000, =Muricopsis scotti B.A. Marshall & K.W. Burch, 2000
    Height 60mm, Width 32mm, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands and NE North Island, 13-168 metres, living 8-40 metres AE.
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