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Species List for Subfamily: Muricopsinae
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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Muricidae (Family) > Muricopsinae (Subfamily)
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  • Subfamily: Muricopsinae

  • Favartia garrettii (Pease, 1868)
    Height 15mm, Marine
    Pacific, Hawaii, Kermadec Islands K
  • 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.
  • Rolandiella scotti (B.A. Marshall & K.W. Burch, 2000)
    Height 60mm, Width 32mm, Marine, Endemic
    Three Kings Islands and NE North Island, 13-168 metres, living 8-40 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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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