Recently Viewed
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

Bullina cf. melior (Iredale, 1929)

Classification:Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Architectibranchia
Family:BULLINIDAE
Size/Grows to:Height 15mm, Width 10.5mm
Distribution:Northland. Tokerau Beach, Great Barrier Island. Also Sydney Harbour, New South Wales
Geographical Range:A
Notes:
Broader than B.lineata, with a more depressed spire and stronger sculpture
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.270)
  • 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.