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Release 40.05 went live 16th August, 2017

Micrelenchus purpureus

(Gmelin, J.F., 1791) Red/Pink/Small Opal Top Shell Shell size 16 - 32 mm Cook Strait, South Island - N North Island, New Zealand
Taxonomic Information
ClassGASTROPODA ORTHOGASTROPODA
OrderVETIGASTROPODA
SuperFamilyTROCHOIDEA
FamilyTROCHIDAE
open bookPage/Plate
Collector's guide to Seashells of the Worldp 36/16
Seashells of New Zealandp 80
Common Seashells of New Zealandp 4/4
Synonyms
Trochus elegans Gmelin, J.F., 1791
Trochus rostratus Gmelin, J.F., 1791 : Cook Strait, between N & S Islands, New Zealand
Phasianella rubella Menke, K.T., 1828
Trochus texturatus Gould, A.A., 1849
Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist.Vol. 3
Trochus torosus Kiener, L.C., 1850 : New Zealand
Coquilles Vivantesp 136-137
Trochus pallidus Hombron, J.B. & C.H. Jacquinot, 1854 : New Zealand
Voy. "L'Astrolabe & La Zelée"Pl. 14/12-13
cameraImage Acknowledgments
1 Museum of New Zealand
2 unattributed/auction
3 Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris
4 Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris
5 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
6 Lowtide Shells
7 Dave Rolfe
8 @ Igor V. Ilyukhin
9 Guido Poppe
10 Andrew Spurgeon
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