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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.
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
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Buccinoidea (Superfamily) > Buccinulidae (Family) > Cominella (Genus)
Genus: Cominella (Cominella)map >
Cominella (Cominella) adspersa (Bruguière, 1789)
Length 65mm, Width 40mm, Endemic
North Island, northern part of South Island and Chatham Islands [ACM]
Length 45mm, Width 23mm, Endemic
North Island, northern part of South Island and Chatham Islands [ACM]
Genus: Cominella (Cominista)map >
Height 24mm, Width 13mm, Mud Whelk. Endemic
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands [ACFM]
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 (=brookesi Powell)
Height 40mm, Width 19mm, Endemic
North Island and upper South Island [AC]
Genus: Cominella (Eucominia)map >
Height 27mm, Width 12mm
Off Chatham Islands to Chatham Rise [CM]
Cominella (Eucominia) elegantula Powell, 1946 (=marlboroughensis Powell,1946)
Height 28mm, Width 13mm, Endemic. Pronounced shoulder sulcus and thin axial ribbing
Cook Strait to Cape Campbell [C]
Height 18mm, Width 8mm, Endemic
Off Three Kings Islands [A]
Cominella (Eucominia) mirabilis canturiensis (Dell, 1951) (=nuptialis Dell,1953)
Height 30mm, Width 14mm, Endemic
South Island. Chatham Rise and off Banks Peninsula [CM]
Height 15mm, Width 8mm, Endemic. Large protoconch
Off South Island, West Coast, Fiordland, Otago and Chatham Rise [CFM]
Cominella (Eucominia) nassoides (Reeve, 1846) (=foveauxana Powell)
Height 50mm, Width 25mm, Endemic
Stewart Island and Foveaux Strait [F]
Height 60mm, Width 28mm, Endemic
Chatham Islands, probably sub-recent [M]
Height 35mm, Width 18mm, Endemic
Fiordland, about 20-70 metres [F]
Height 55mm, Width 33mm, Endemic
Chatham Island [M]
Height 56mm, Width 28mm, Endemic
Auckland and Campbell Islands, 70-80 metres [An]
Height 75mm, Width 37mm, Endemic
Off Taiaroa Head, Otago, to Cook Strait [F]
Height 56mm, Width 28mm, Endemic
South Island. Mernoo Bank, Chatham Rise to Banks Peninsula. Off Puysegur Point, Fiordland [C]
Height 20mm, Width 10mm, Endemic
Off Taiaroa Head, Otago, to Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island [F]