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Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Cephalaspidea - Family: Bullidae

Bullidae

 

Genus: Bulla

 
Bulla quoyii Gray in Dieffenbach, 1843
Height 66mm, Width 37mm, Presence of spiral striations around base Brown Bubble Shell
North Island and Kermadec Islands [K.AC]
Bulla vernicosa Gould, 1859 (=angasi of authors not Pilsbry, =subtropicalis Powell)
Height 32mm, Width 20mm, More solid than B.quoyi, outer lip is flattened. No spiral grooves on the base
Northland east coast. Also Japan, Australia, Fiji, Norfolk and Kermadec Islands [K.A]