Species Images
Whangarei Heads. 52mm
melo form - Parengarenga Harbour, Far North. 46mm
Very common intertidal to moderate depths
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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
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Cominella adspersa (Bruguière, 1789)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Family:BUCCINULIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 65mm, Width 40mm
Distribution:North Island, northern part of South Island and Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:ACM
Notes:
Endemic
References and Publications:
  • O'Shea, S. Apr/1985: Variation in shell shape in Cominella adspersa, Poirieria, 14(1) (p.3)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.192)

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