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Cominella glandiformis (Reeve, 1847)Species Images
Waipu, Northland. 25mm
(orange form) - Bay of Islands, on oysters. 22mm
Common on mud and sandy flats in sheltered waters
A group devouring a dead bivalve. Parengarenga Harbour, Far North. 20-25 mm
Cominella glandiformis (Reeve, 1847)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Buccinoidea (Superfamily) > Buccinidae (Family) > Cominella (Genus) > Cominista (Subgenus) > glandiformis (Species)
Family:
BUCCINIDAE
Size/Grows to:
Height 24mm, Width 13mm
Distribution:
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:
ACFME.
Notes:
Mud Whelk, Marine, Endemic
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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.
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
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil