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Object Detail


A thin calcareous false shell of the paper nautilus (Argonauta nodosa) . The shell is an opaque white colour with parts stained dark brown, The whole shell is covered with radiating rows of low tubercles.
Credit Line
This egg protecting shell was made by a female paper nautilus octopus. Paper nautilus live in the tropics but ocean currents sometimes carry them to New Zealand where they can become stranded in the shallows.
Accession No
TM.1997.318

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