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Papawera zelandiae (Gray, 1843)Species Images
Empty shell in a rock pool, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. 15-20mm tall
Empty shell in a rock pool, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. 15-20mm tall
A thin bubble shell common on tidal mud-flats, showing the dark animal inside
Taxonomy: Papawera zelandiae (Gray, 1843)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Euthyneura (Infraclass) > Tectipleura (Subterclass) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Haminoioidea (Superfamily) > Haminoeidae (Family) > Papawera (Genus) > zelandiae (Species)
Family:
HAMINOEIDAE
Synonymised Names:
=Bulla zelandiae Gray, 1843
=Haminea obesa G. B. Sowerby II, 1868 G.B. Sowerby II, 1868
=Haminoea zelandiae (Gray, 1843)
=Papawera obesa (G.B. Sowerby II, 1868)
Details: Papawera zelandiae (Gray, 1843)
Size/Grows to:
Height 27mm, Width 22mm
Distribution:
North Island and northern part of South Island
Geographical Range:
ACE.
Notes:
White Bubble 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