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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
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Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinulidae - Cominella (Cominula)
Genus: Cominella (Cominula)map >
Height 20mm, Width 9mm, Endemic
Northland west coast [A]
Height 23mm, Width 12mm, Endemic
Off Three Kings Islands, Northern [A]
Height 22mm, Width 11mm, Endemic
Northern North Island [A]
Height 24mm, Width 10mm, Endemic
Northern part of North Island to Mahia [AC]
Height 21mm, Width 12mm, Endemic
Off Three Kings Islands in 20-50 metres [A]
Height 31mm, Width 20mm, Endemic
North Island east coast. East Cape to Mahia, below low tide [C]
Cominella (Cominula) virgata H.& A.Adams, 1853
Height 40mm, Width 19mm, Endemic
North Island and upper South Island [AC]
Height 34mm, Width 18mm, Endemic. Dense dark-brown axial lines. When surface is eroded, spiral lines show through - more then twice those of the typical species
Northland east coast and Ahipara [AC]