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Semicassis thomsoni (Brazier, 1876)Species Images
From the east coast, Far North, NZ. 61mm
Occasionally makes its way on to Northland beaches, NZ. 62mm
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Taxonomy: Semicassis thomsoni (Brazier, 1876)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Tonnoidea (Superfamily) > Cassidae (Family) > Phaliinae (Subfamily) > Semicassis (Genus) > thomsoni (Species)
Family: Subfamily:
CASSIDAE: PHALIINAE
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 (Casmaria) thomsoni Brazier, 1876
=Cassis thomsoni Brazier, 1876
=Semicassis (Semicassis) thomsoni (Brazier, 1876) accepted, alternate representation
=Xenogalea thomsoni (Brazier, 1876)
=Xenogalea thomsoni palinodia Iredale, 1931
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Details: Semicassis thomsoni (Brazier, 1876)
Size/Grows to:
Height 80mm, Width 55mm
Distribution:
Off east coast Northland to Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Also Australia
Geographical Range:
A
Notes:
Marine, Distinguished by the deeply indented margin of the columellar shield
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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