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Graphic: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966.

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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.

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CURLY or WENTLE-TRAP

(Cirsotrema zelebori).

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.

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Arthur William Baden Powell, Assistant Director, Auckland Institute and Museum.

Last updated 23-Apr-09