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From about 20 metres, off Northland. 30mm
Washed up in beach drift, Rarawa Beach, Far North. 35mm
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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 =

Bursa verrucosa (G.B. Sowerby I, 1825)

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Tonnoidea (Superfamily) > Bursidae (Family) > Bursa (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Height 55mm, Width 30mm
Distribution:Off Northland and White Island, NZ. Also Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island , Kermadecs and New South Wales
Geographical Range:KA
References and Publications:
  • Spurgeon, A.M., Burch, K.W., Carson, K., Walton, K., Plaisted, J. Nov/2017: Notes on NZ Collected Species, Cookia, 29 (p.14)
  • 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.64)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.169)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1965: New Zealand Molluscan Systematics with Descriptions of New Species: Part 5, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 6(2) (p.162)

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

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