North Island, northern part of South Island and Chatham Islands
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and C. virgata (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Buccinoidea: Buccinidae) , Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (p.1) (Unpublished.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. 1979New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.192)
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 approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
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