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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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TIGER SHELL

(Maurea tigris).

The handsome shell of this fish is recognised by its delicately tapered spire and conspicuous pattern of zigzag reddish-brown stripes. It lives under boulders and ledges in clean water-sheltered situations, but is not common. It grows to 3 in. in diameter. Whangarei Heads, Manukau Heads, Mount Maunganui, and Whanganui Inlet are good localities for this beautiful species.

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 22-Apr-09