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Maurea tigris (Gmelin, 1791)Species Images
5-6 metres, Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ. 72mm
Found on the Rainbow Warrior, Matauri Bay, Northland
Holotype of Venustas tigris chathamensis, collected Jan 1924, Mangere Island, Chatham Islands, NZ. (M.002128). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Taxonomy: Maurea tigris (Gmelin, 1791)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochida (Order) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Calliostomatidae (Family) > Calliostomatinae (Subfamily) > Maurea (Genus) > tigris (Species)
Family: Subfamily:
CALLIOSTOMATIDAE: CALLIOSTOMATINAE
Genus Synonyms:
=Alertalex Dell, 1956
=Calliostoma (Calliotropis) W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Calliostoma (Maurea) W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Calliostoma (Mauriella) W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Calliotropis W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Calotropis Thiele, 1929
=Maurea (Alertalex) Dell, 1956
=Maurea (Mucrinops) Finlay, 1926
=Mauriella W.R.B. Oliver, 1926
=Mucrinops Finlay, 1926
=Venustas Finlay, 1926
=Venustas (Mucrinops) Finlay, 1926
Synonymised Names:
=Calliostoma (Maurea) tigris (Gmelin, 1791)
=Calliostoma tigris (Gmelin, 1791)
=Trochus granatum Gmelin, 1791
=Trochus tigris Gmelin, 1791
=Venustas tigris (Gmelin, 1791)
=Venustas tigris chathamensis Dell, 1950
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Details: Maurea tigris (Gmelin, 1791)
Size/Grows to:
Height 104mm, Width 97mm
Distribution:
Three Kings Islands, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:
ACFME.
Notes:
Tiger Shell, Marine, Endemic
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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