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Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
CASSIDAE: PHALIINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Caenogastropoda (Subclass)
> Littorinimorpha (Order)
> Tonnoidea (Superfamily)
> Cassidae (Family)
> Phaliinae (Subfamily)
> Semicassis (Genus)
> sophia (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Cassis (Semicassis) Mörch, 1852
=Phalium (Semicassis) Mörch, 1852
=Phalium (Xenogalea) Iredale, 1927
=Semicassis (Xenophalium) Iredale, 1927
=Xenogalea Iredale, 1927
=Xenophalium Iredale, 1927
Synonymised Names:
=Cassis sophia Brazier, 1872
=Semicassis (Semicassis) sophia (Brazier, 1872) accepted, alternate representation
Images: Semicassis sophia (Brazier, 1872)
Dredged in 1994, off Rangaunu Bay, Northland, NZ. 87mm
Collected off Spirits Bay, Far North, NZ. 71mm
Occasionally makes its way on to Northland beaches
From Cray Pot off Northland East Coast, NZ
Taxonomy
Family: Subfamily:
CASSIDAE: PHALIINAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Caenogastropoda (Subclass)
> Littorinimorpha (Order)
> Tonnoidea (Superfamily)
> Cassidae (Family)
> Phaliinae (Subfamily)
> Semicassis (Genus)
> sophia (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Cassis (Semicassis) Mörch, 1852
=Phalium (Semicassis) Mörch, 1852
=Phalium (Xenogalea) Iredale, 1927
=Semicassis (Xenophalium) Iredale, 1927
=Xenogalea Iredale, 1927
=Xenophalium Iredale, 1927
Synonymised Names:
=Cassis sophia Brazier, 1872
=Semicassis (Semicassis) sophia (Brazier, 1872) accepted, alternate representation
Details: Semicassis sophia (Brazier, 1872)
Size/Grows to:
Height 98mm, Width 60mm
Distribution:
Northern. Off Northland east coast. Also Queensland to New South Wales and Kermadec Islands
Geographical Range:
KA
Notes:
Marine
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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
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