Tonna tankervillii

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Tonna tankervillii
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A shell of Tonna tankervillii found on a northern New Zealand beach
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T. tankervillii
Binomial name
Tonna tankervillii
(Hanley, 1860)
Synonyms

Tonna cerevisina Hedley, 1919

Tonna tankervillii is a very large species of sea snail or tun snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tonnidae, the tun shells.

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Distribution

This species is found in Australia, from Torres Strait in the north, down the east coast, and also on the northeast coast of New Zealand. [1]

Shell description

The shell height is up to 23 cm, and width 19 cm.

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References

  1. Powell A. W. B. (1979). William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland ISBN   0-00-216906-1.