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Washed up on Bream Bay, Whangarei. 13mm
Parengarenga Harbour, Far North. 16mm
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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
FW =
L =
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
I =

Bullina lineata (Gray, 1825)

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Acteonoidea (Superfamily) > Bullinidae (Family) > Bullina (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Height 23mm, Width 13mm
Distribution:Throughout the tropical and subtropical Indo-West Pacific, Japan, Australia to Kermadec Islands and New Zealand. North Island, Northland to Bay of Plenty
Geographical Range:KA
Feeds on polychaete worms
References and Publications:
  • Morley, M.S., Hayward, B.W. 2015: Intertidal records of 'sea slugs' (nudibranchs and allied opisthobranch gastropods) from northern North Island, New Zealand, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 50 (p.53)
  • Brook, F.J., Marshall, B.A. 1998: The coastal molluscan fauna of the northern Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 28 (p.230)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.269)
  • Gardner, N.W. Dec/1977: Bullina from northern New Zealand, Poirieria, 9(3) (p.46)

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