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  • Family: Cominellidae

  • Cominella accuminata Hutton, 1893
    Height 20mm, Width 9mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northland west coast
    AE.
  • Cominella adspersa (Bruguière, 1789)
    Length 65mm, Width 40mm
    Whelk, Marine, Endemic
    North Island, northern part of South Island and Chatham Islands
    ACME.
  • Cominella alertae (Dell, 1956)
    Height 27mm, Width 12mm
    Marine
    Off Chatham Islands to Chatham Rise
    CM
  • Cominella elegantula (Finlay, 1926)
    Height 28mm, Width 13mm
    Marine, Recent, Fossil, Endemic, Pronounced shoulder sulcus and thin axial ribbing
    Cook Strait to Cape Campbell
    CR.Fo.E.
  • Cominella glandiformis (Reeve, 1847)
    Height 24mm, Width 13mm
    Mud Whelk, Marine, Endemic
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
    ACFME.
  • Cominella griseicalx Willan, 1978
    Height 23mm, Width 12mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, Northern
    AE.
  • Cominella maculosa (Martyn, 1784)
    Length 45mm, Width 23mm
    Spotted Whelk, Marine, Endemic
    North Island, northern part of South Island and Chatham Islands
    ACME.
  • Cominella mirabilis Powell, 1929
    Height 18mm, Width 8mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands
    AE.
  • Cominella mirabilis canturiensis (Dell, 1951)
    Height 30mm, Width 14mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Chatham Rise and off Banks Peninsula
    CME.
  • Cominella mirabilis powelli (Fleming, 1948)
    Height 15mm, Width 8mm
    Marine, Endemic, Large protoconch
    Off South Island, West Coast, Fiordland, Otago and Chatham Rise
    CFME.
  • Cominella nassoides (Reeve, 1846)
    Height 50mm, Width 25mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Stewart Island and Foveaux Strait
    FE.
  • Cominella nassoides consobrina Powell, 1933
    Height 60mm, Width 28mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Islands, probably sub-recent
    ME.
  • Cominella nassoides haroldi Powell, 1946
    Height 35mm, Width 18mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Fiordland, about 20-70 metres
    FE.
  • Cominella nassoides iredalei (Finlay, 1928)
    Height 55mm, Width 33mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Chatham Island
    ME.
  • Cominella nassoides nodicincta (Martens, 1878)
    Height 56mm, Width 28mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Auckland and Campbell Islands, 70-80 metres
    AnE.
  • Cominella nassoides otakauica Powell, 1946
    Height 75mm, Width 37mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Taiaroa Head, Otago, to Cook Strait
    FE.
  • Cominella necopinata (Finlay, 1930)
    Height 22mm, Width 11mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northern North Island
    AE.
  • Cominella olsoni (Dell, 1956)
    Height 56mm, Width 28mm
    Marine, Endemic
    South Island. Mernoo Bank, Chatham Rise to Banks Peninsula. Off Puysegur Point, Fiordland
    CE.
  • Cominella otagoensis (Finlay, 1927)
    Height 20mm, Width 10mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Taiaroa Head, Otago, to Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island
    FE.
  • Cominella quoyana A. Adams, 1854
    Height 24mm, Width 10mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Northern part of North Island to Mahia
    ACE.
  • Cominella regalis Willan, 1978
    Height 21mm, Width 12mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands in 20-50 metres
    AE.
  • Cominella tolagaensis Ponder, 1968
    Height 31mm, Width 20mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island east coast. East Cape to Mahia, below low tide
    CE.
  • Cominella virgata H. & A. Adams, 1853
    Height 40mm, Width 19mm
    Marine, Endemic
    North Island and upper South Island
    ACE.
  • Pareuthria fuscata (Bruguière, 1789)
    Height 33mm, Width 18mm
    Marine, Endemic
    Campbell and Antipodes Islands, in low tidal pools
    AnE.
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