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Taxonomy
Family:
COMINELLIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Caenogastropoda (Subclass)
> Neogastropoda (Order)
> Buccinoidea (Superfamily)
> Cominellidae (Family)
> Cominella (Genus)
> quoyana (Species)
Synonymised Names:
=Buccinum luridum Hutton, 1873
=Cominella (Cominula) kempi Powell, 1934
=Cominella (Cominula) quoyana A. Adams, 1855
=Cominella (Josepha) quoyana A. Adams, 1855
=Cominella (Josepha) quoyana quoyana A. Adams, 1855
=Cominella huttoni Kobelt, 1878
=Cominella quoyana quoyana A. Adams, 1855
Images: Cominella quoyana A. Adams, 1854
From off the Aldermen Islands. 21mm
(youngi form) - From the Far North. 21mm
Hermit crab in rock pool, Rarawa, Far North, NZ. 21mm
Hermit crab in rock pool, Rarawa, Far North, NZ. 19mm
A large specimen, hermit crab in rock pool, Rarawa, Far North, NZ. 24mm
Below low tide on sand, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. 20mm
Taxonomy
Family:
COMINELLIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Caenogastropoda (Subclass)
> Neogastropoda (Order)
> Buccinoidea (Superfamily)
> Cominellidae (Family)
> Cominella (Genus)
> quoyana (Species)
Synonymised Names:
=Buccinum luridum Hutton, 1873
=Cominella (Cominula) kempi Powell, 1934
=Cominella (Cominula) quoyana A. Adams, 1855
=Cominella (Josepha) quoyana A. Adams, 1855
=Cominella (Josepha) quoyana quoyana A. Adams, 1855
=Cominella huttoni Kobelt, 1878
=Cominella quoyana quoyana A. Adams, 1855
Details: Cominella quoyana A. Adams, 1854
Size/Grows to:
Height 26mm, Width 11mm
Distribution:
Northern part of North Island to Mahia
Geographical Range:
ACE.
Notes:
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
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