NZ Mollusca

Buccinulum robustum Powell, 1929

Buccinulum robustum
Holotype of Buccinulum (Euthrena) robustum, collected Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island, NZ (MA72029) © Auckland Museum CC BY
Buccinulum robustum
From off Bland Bay in 10-12 metres, 16mm
Buccinulum robustum
From off Northland east coast in about 10-12 metres, 19mm
Buccinulum robustum
In shallow water off Northland east coast, NZ, 17mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae - Buccinulum
Size/Grows to: Height 21mm, Width 9mm
Distribution: Nortland to East Cape [A.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • E side of Hooper Point, Spirits Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Cape Maria van Diemen, Far North, NZ
  • Matai Bay, southern end, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
  • Whatuwhiwhi, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
  • Taemaro Bay, NE of Kaitaia, Far North, NZ
  • Hihi Beach, Mangonui, Northland, NZ
  • Coopers Beach, Doubtless Bay, Northland, NZ
  • Off Whangaroa Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Whangaroa Harbour outside entrance, 25 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Whangaroa, 18.3 metres, Northland, NZ, (holotype of Buccinulum (Euthrena) suteri Powell, 1934)
  • Off Kingfish Point, 13-20 metres, Whangaroa Harbour, Northland, NZ *2
  • Wainui Bay, Whangaroa, Northland, NZ
  • Between Peach Island & Takahi Point, Whangaroa Harbour, Northland, NZ
  • Whangaroa Harbour, main channel opposite Oteko Point, Northland, NZ
  • Off Putahataha Island, Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Off Deep Water Cove, 55 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ *2
  • Off Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Tapeka Point, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Kokinga Point, Parekura Bay, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Orakawa Bay, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Bland Bay, Northland, NZ
  • Matapouri, Northland, NZ
  • Tutukaka Harbour, Whangarei, Northland, NZ
  • Pinnacle between Tokahuna Reef & Otarawa Island, Taiharururu Peninsula, Northland, NZ
  • Smuggler's Bay, Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • The Frenchman, Whangarei Heads, 40 feet, Northland, NZ
  • Peach Cove, Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island, Northland, NZ, (holotype)
  • Whangaparapara, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Off NE tip of Goat Island, Leigh, Auckland, NZ
  • Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Ti Point, Leigh, Auckland, NZ
  • Cape Colville, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Kokumata Point, Waikawau Bay, NW of Whitianga, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Stanley Island, Mercury Islands, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Mercury Arch, Great Mercury Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off N side of Motuhoropapa Island, The Noises, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Milford Reef, Auckland, NZ
  • Takapuna Reef, Auckland, NZ
  • Narrow Neck Reef, Auckland, NZ
  • Between Lottin & Matakaoa Points, East Cape, NZ *2
  • Lottin Point, East Cape, NZ
  • Astrolabe Reef, N of Motiti Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Cemetary Point, Waihau Bay, East Cape, NZ
  • East Cape, NZ
  • Te Kaha, SW of Cape Runaway, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Rurima Islets, NW of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Boulder Bay, Moutohora (Whale) Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • Otarawairere Bay, Ohope, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
more localities
  • 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.

*2 © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND