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Prototyphis eos (Hutton, 1873)Species Images
From about 15 metres, off Bland Bay, Northland. They are occasionally seen under large rock slabs or in crevices
Lectotype, collected Bay of Islands (no other data), NZ (M.000067). Height approx. 24mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Collected 15 Feb 1986, S side of Rosemary Rock, Princes Island, NZ (M.305387). Height approx. 25mm. © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Taxonomy: Prototyphis eos (Hutton, 1873)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Muricidae (Family) > Tripterotyphinae (Subfamily) > Prototyphis (Genus) > eos (Species)
Family: Subfamily:
MURICIDAE: TRIPTEROTYPHINAE
Genus Synonyms:
=Pterotyphis (Prototyphis) Ponder, 1972
Synonymised Names:
=Murex (Pteronotus) eos Hutton, 1873
=Murex eos Hutton, 1873
=Prototyphis eos eos (Hutton, 1873) accepted, alternate representation
=Pterynotus (Pterochelus) angasi powelli C.A. Fleming, 1962
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Details: Prototyphis eos (Hutton, 1873)
Size/Grows to:
Height 30mm, Width 16mm
Distribution:
Northland east coast to Bay of Plenty and East Cape
Geographical Range:
AE.
Notes:
Dawn Murex, 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