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Porirua Harbour, Wellington. 37mm
From off Northand East Coast. 34mm
From shallow water, Auckland East Coast
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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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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L =
E =
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Buccinulum linea (Martyn, 1784)

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Buccinoidea (Superfamily) > Buccinulidae (Family) > Buccinulum (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Height 49mm, Width 23mm
Distribution:North, South and Chatham Islands. Under rocks from low tide
Geographical Range:[ACFM]
References and Publications:
  • Scott, I. Sep/1989: Buccinulum linea or Buccinulum lineum?, Poirieria, 16(1) (p.6)
  • Gibbs, D.W. Aug/1988: Mahia Peninsula, Poirieria, 15(5) (p.17)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.198)
  • Beu, A.G., Cernohorsky, W.O., Climo, F.M., Dell, R.K., Fleming, C.A., Marshall, B.A., Maxwell, P.A., Ponder, W.F., Powell, A.W.B. 1976: A Neotype for Buccinum linea Martyn, 1784 (Mollusca, Buccinidae), Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 6(2) (p.221)
  • Ponder, W.F. 1971: A review of the New Zealand recent and fossil species of Buccinulum Deshayes (Mollusca: Neogastropoda: Buccinidae), Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 1(3) (p.234)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.

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