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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Muricidae (Family) > Muricopsinae (Subfamily) > Murexsul (Genus)
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  • Genus: Murexsul

  • Murexsul espinosus (Hutton, 1885)
    Height 35mm, Width 17mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Late Pliocene to early Pleistocene, eastern North Island between Hastings and Cape Palliser. Recent from Ranfurly Bank, off East Cape to off Mahia Peninsula
    ACE.
  • Murexsul mariae Finlay, 1930
    Height 29mm, Width 14mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands, North Island as far south as East Cape
    AE.
  • Murexsul octogonus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
    Height 89mm, Width 48mm
    Octagonal Murex, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings and North Island down to Kapiti Island and Mahia Peninsula
    ACE.
  • Murexsul profundus (B.A. Marshall & K.W. Burch, 2000)
    Height 10.5mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, 91-710 metres
    AE.
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