Species Images
Shallow water, Tutukaka Harbour, Northland. 45mm
Very common intertidal
Coming out of a rock pool at low tide
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 (Cominella) maculosa (Martyn, 1784)

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Buccinoidea (Superfamily) > Buccinulidae (Family) > Cominella (Genus) > Cominella (Subgenus)
Family:BUCCINULIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 45mm, Width 23mm
Distribution:North Island, northern part of South Island and Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:[ACM]
Notes:
Endemic
 
References and Publications:
  • Walton, K., Marshall, B.A., Phillips, N.E., Verry, A.J., Ritchie, P.A. 2018: Phylogeography of the New Zealand whelks Cominella maculosa and C. virgata (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Buccinoidea: Buccinidae)
    , Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (p.1) (Unpublished. Page numbers not finalised yet.)
  • 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.