This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.
Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.
A pure white shell up to 1 in. in height, beautifully
ornamented in ladderlike patterns. The empty shell is often
washed ashore in great numbers on our ocean beaches.
by Arthur William Baden Powell, Assistant
Director, Auckland Institute and Museum.
Arthur William Baden Powell, Assistant Director, Auckland Institute and Museum.
Last updated 23-Apr-09