NZ Mollusca

Buccinulum mariae Powell, 1940

Buccinulum mariae
Holotype of Buccinulum (Euthrena) mariae, collected from Cape Maria van Diemen, Far North, NZ (MA70119), 19.5mm © Auckland Museum CC BY
Buccinulum mariae
From off Tutukaka in 15-18 metres, 212mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae - Buccinulum
Family: BUCCINIDAE
Size/Grows to: Height 20mm, Width 11mm
Distribution: Northland east coast to Bay of Plenty and East Cape [A.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • South East Bay, Great Island, Three Kings Islands, NZ
  • E of North Cape, Far North, NZ
  • W of Cape Reinga, 75-80 metres, NZ
  • Motuopao Island, Cape Maria van Diemen, Far North, NZ, (holotype)
  • Between Pandora Bank & Cape Maria van Diemen, Far North, NZ
  • Between Pandora Bank & Cape Maria van Diemen, Far North, NZ
  • Whangaroa, Northland, NZ
  • Bland Bay, Northland, NZ
  • Off Whangarei Heads, 30-50 feet, Northland, NZ
  • Leigh, Northland, NZ
  • Tryphena Bay, 11-18 metres, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Between Waiheke & Pakatoa islands, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Whangamata, Coromandel, NZ
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.199)
  • Ponder, W.F. 1971: A review of the New Zealand recent and fossil species of Buccinulum Deshayes (Mollusca: Neogastropoda: Buccinidae), Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 1(3) (p.275)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.