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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Gastropoda (class)  »  [unassigned] Caenogastropoda (order)  »  Turritellidae (family)

CAAB Code: 24 079001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Maoricolpus roseus   (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 24 - Mollusca - Gastropoda Gastropods (univalve molluscs, slugs, snails etc.)

CSIRO Marine Invertebrate Image Collection (MIIC)
Catalogue Number: MIIC-00880
CSIRO Specimen Reference: SS200702_002_006
Survey: SS200702 [details]
Date of image: 2007-03-30 00:00
Position: -43.6915° S 146.977° E
Depth: 110 metres

Image by: Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA)
Rights: CSIRO - Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Family: 24 79 Turritellidae (screw shells) - show full list
Common Name: New Zealand screw shell
Organism Type: a screw shell
Synonyms: Maoricolpus roseus manukauensis
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 24 079905     Maoricolpus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
00 800004
Distribution map:
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Occurrence locations [1] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Taxon Notes:This species was accidentally introduced into SE Tasmanian waters from New Zealand in the early 1900's, and is now widespread in southern eastern Australia.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
MoV 857
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-11
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Wilson, B., 1993, Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods Pt I. Odyssey Publishing, Leederville, W.A.
Scientific Name
verified against
Donald, K.M., Spencer, H.G., 2015. New Zealand screw shells Maoricolpus roseus (Gastropoda: Turritellidae): two species, two subspecies or a single variable species?, Molluscan Research, Vol. 35(2): 123-127.
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