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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.
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

Buccinulum linea (Martyn, 1784)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:BUCCINULIDAE
Size/Grows to:Height 49mm, Width 23mm
Distribution:North, South and Chatham Islands. Under rocks from low tide
Geographical Range:ACFME.
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)