Sea snail

Description
Known as matangongo in Maori this small sea snail lives on kelp fronds. The outer brown surface gradually erodes away to reveal the fireopal-like mother of pearl inside.
Accession Loan No.
60/1919/217
Collection Class
Molluscs
Common Name
sea snail
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
Full Name
TROCHIDAE: Cantharidus iris
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901); Edwardian (1901-1914)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Jewell, Miss Florence (from the collection of)
Collection Country
New Zealand
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania
Phylum
MOLLUSCA
Family
TROCHIDAE
Genus
Cantharidus
Species
iris

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