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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Cypraeoidea (Superfamily) > Cypraeidae (Family) > Luriinae (Subfamily)
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  • Subfamily: Luriinae

  • Luria isabella (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Length 55mm, Cowrie, Marine
    Indo-Pacific, Kermadec Islands K
  • Lyncina vitellus Linnaeus, 1758
    Length 55mm, Width 35mm, Marine, Occasionally found around offshore Islands around Northland. Very rarely seen on the mainland
    Indo-Pacific, from Red Sea to Hawaiian Islands, Polynesia and Northland to Poor Knights Islands, down to about 25 metres KA
  • Talparia talpa (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Cowrie, Marine
    Kermadec Islands K
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