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Tanea zelandica
Tanea zelandica (necklace shell).JPG
A shell of Tanea zelandica
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily:
Naticoidea
Family:
Naticidae
Genus:
Tanea
Species:
T. zelandica
Binomial name
Tanea zelandica
(Quoy and Gaimard, 1832)
Synonyms
  • Natica souleyetiana Récluz, 1850
  • Natica zelandica Quoy and Gaimard, 1832

Tanea zelandica, common name the necklace shell or the New Zealand moon snail, is a species of medium-sized sea snail, a predatory marine gastropod mollusc in the Family Naticidae, the moon snails or necklace shells.

Tanea zelandica (necklace shell) base
A shell of Tanea zelandica basal view

Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 15 mm and 33 mm


Distribution

This marine species is found along New Zealand.

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