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

  • Agnewia tritoniformis (Blainville, 1832)
    Height 29mm, Width 16mm
    Marine
    Northland to Bay of Plenty. Also Australia, Queensland to SA and Tasmania
    A
  • Dicathais orbita (Gmelin, 1791)
    Height 120mm, Width 75mm
    White Rock Shell, Cart Rut Shell, Marine
    Northland to northern South Island and Chatham Islands. Also Australia and Lord Howe Island
    KACM
  • Neothais smithi (Brazier, 1889)
    Height 34mm, Width 22mm
    Marine
    Northland east coast to Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty. Also Lord Howe, Norfolk and Kermadec Islands
    KA
  • Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846)
    Height 118mm, Width 85mm
    Marine, Not found living in NZ waters
    In cray pots off Cape Maria van Diemen
    A
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