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Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Euthyneura (Infraclass) > Acteonimorpha (Subterclass) > Acteonoidea (Superfamily) > Aplustridae (Family)
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  • Family: Aplustridae

  • Bullina cf. lauta Pease, 1860
    Height 20mm, Width 11mm, Marine, More heavily calcified than B.lineata, with many more axial red lines
    North Island, Cavalli Islands. Also Hawaii A
  • Bullina cf. melior (Iredale, 1929)
    Height 15mm, Width 10.5mm, Marine, Broader than B.lineata, with a more depressed spire and stronger sculpture
    Northland. Tokerau Beach, Great Barrier Island. Also Sydney Harbour, New South Wales A
  • Bullina lineata (Gray, 1825)
    Height 23mm, Width 13mm, Marine, Feeds on polychaete worms
    Throughout the tropical and subtropical Indo-West Pacific, Japan, Australia to Kermadec Islands and New Zealand. North Island, Northland to Bay of Plenty KA
  • Bullina vitrea Pease, 1860
    Height 12.5mm, Width 8mm, Marine, Colour pattern where axial lines do not extend beyond the first red spiral. Pure white animal
    North Island. Bay of Islands 15 metres. Kermadec Islands KA
  • Hydatina albocincta (Van der Hoeven, 1839)
    Height 42mm, Width 36mm, Marine
    Northland east coast harbours. Also Japan to northern Australia A
  • Hydatina physis (Linnaeus, 1758)
    Height 50mm, Width 42mm, Rose Petal Bubble Shell, Marine
    Worldwide in warm seas. Northland east coast to Coromandel KA
  • Micromelo undatus (Bruguière, 1792)
    Kermadec Islands and Norfolk Islands K
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.
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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