NZ Mollusca

Cominella (Cominula) quoyana A. Adams, 1854

Cominella quoyana
From off the Aldermen Islands, 21mm
Cominella quoyana
(youngi form) - From the Far North, 21mm
Cominella quoyana
Hermit crab in rock pool, Rarawa, Far North, NZ, 21mm
Cominella quoyana
Hermit crab in rock pool, Rarawa, Far North, NZ, 19mm
Cominella quoyana
A large specimen, hermit crab in rock pool, Rarawa, Far North, NZ, 24mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae - Cominella (Cominula)
Family: BUCCINIDAE
Size/Grows to: Height 24mm, Width 10mm
Distribution: Northern part of North Island to Mahia [A.C.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Off Spirits Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Off Spirits Bay, 30 metres, Far North, NZ
  • Off Spirits Bay, 29 metres, Far North, NZ
  • E side of Hooper Point, Spirits Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Kapowairua, Spirits Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Off Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ
  • W of Te Hapua wharf, Parengarenga Harbour, Far North, NZ
  • Paua, Parengarenga Harbour, Far North, NZ
  • Paxton Point, Great Exhibition Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Rarawa Beach, Far North, NZ
  • Off Rangaunu Bay, 25 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Pukenui Wharf, Houhora Harbour, Far North, NZ
  • Matai Bay, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
  • Karikari Beach, Karikari Peninsula, Northland, NZ
  • Off Rangaunu Bay, 23 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Off Stephenson Island, Whangaroa Harbour , 10-20 metres, Northland, NZ *2
  • Whangaroa Harbour outside entrance, 25 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Whangaroa Harbour entrance, 13 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Centre of Pekapeka Bay, Whangaroa Harbour, Northland, NZ *2
  • Off Kingfish Point, 13-20 metres, Whangaroa Harbour, Northland, NZ *2
  • Whangaroa Harbour, main channel opposite Oteko Point, Northland, NZ
  • Deep Water Cove, 33-46 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • N of Black & Moturoa Islands, 31 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Urupukapuka Bay, Bay of Islands, 2-4 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Oke Bay, 3-5 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Bamboo Bay, 4-6 metres, Moturua Island, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Off Poroporo Island, 6-7 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Orakawa Bay, 4 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Near Knob Point, 4 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Taupiri Bay, Northland, NZ
  • Bland Bay, Northland, NZ
  • 700m SSE of Motukauri Island, Whangaruru Harbour, Northland, NZ *2
  • Whangaruru Harbour, Northland, NZ
  • Admirals Bay, Whangaruru Harbour, Northland, NZ
  • Whangaruru Harbour, 300 m S of Ruakoura Point, Northland, NZ *2
  • Off Henry Island, Whangaruru, Northland, NZ
  • Northern Arch, Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ
  • South Harbour, Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Tutukaka Harbour, Whangarei, Northland, NZ
  • Between McLeod & Munro Bays, inside McDonald Bank, Whangarei Harbour, Northland, NZ *2
  • Hole off Darch Point, Whangarei Harbour, Northland, NZ
  • Channel between High Island and shore, Taurikura, Whangarei, Northland, NZ
  • Taurikura Bay, Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Between Marsden Point and Calliope Bank, Whangarei Harbour entrance, 20-25 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Off Busby Head, Bream Bay, Whangarei, Northland, NZ *2
  • Peach Cove, Whangarei Heads, Northland, NZ
  • Off Peach Cove, Bream Bay, 77 metres, Northland, NZ
  • Off Bream Bay, Whangarei, Northland, NZ
  • Katherine Bay, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Off Pakiri, 40 metres, Auckland, NZ
  • Waimaomao Bay, Little Barrier Island, 10 metres, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • SE of Te Arai Point, 35-40 metres, Northland, NZ *2
  • Off Sugar Loaf, 24 metres, Little Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Off Te Hue Point, Little Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ *2
  • W of Little Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • North Reef, off NW tip Goat Island, Leigh, 18 metres, Northland, NZ *2
  • Oruawharo Bay, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Ti Point, Leigh, Auckland, NZ
  • NE of Channel Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ *2
  • Kawau Bay, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Off Cuvier Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Sunny Bay (Shark Bay), Kawau Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Off Te Anaputa Point, NW of Whitianga, Coromandel, NZ
  • Off E side of Great Mercury Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Shearer Rock, off Tiritiri Matangi Island, Whangaparoa, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Whangaparaoa Passage, between Whangaparaoa Peninsula & Tiritiri Matangi Island, 26 metres, Auckland, NZ *2
  • Off Whale Rock Mercury Islands, 73-91 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Milford Reef, Auckland, NZ
  • Between Waiheke & Pakatoa islands, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Mercury Bay, Whitianga, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Rangitoto Channel, Auckland, NZ
  • Off NE side of Ponui Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ
  • Off rock E of Ruamahua-nui, Aldermen Islands, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off E side Ruamahua-nui Island, 38 metres, Aldermen Islands, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • Off N side of Slipper Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off E side Mayor Island, 104-109 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off E side of Mayor Island, 59-74 metres, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Bowentown, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • N of Pinnacle Head, White Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off White Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Cape Runaway, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Between Lottin & Matakaoa Points, East Cape, NZ *2
  • Lottin Point, East Cape, NZ
  • Ranfurly Bank, 76-71 metres, East Cape, NZ
  • Off Hicks Bay wharf, NW of East Cape, NZ
  • Ranfurly Bank, 56-63 metres, East Cape, NZ
  • Ranfurly Bank, 50-72 metres, East Cape, NZ *2
  • Ranfurly Bank, 79-83 metres, East Cape, NZ *2
  • Off S end of Motiti Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • W of East Cape, NZ *2
  • Te Kaha, SW of Cape Runaway, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • SE of Motunau (Plate) Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off Moutoki Islet, Rurima Islets, NW of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Off Matata, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Boulder Bay, Moutohora (Whale) Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • SE of MacEwans Bay, Moutohora (Whale) Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ *2
  • Auroa Point, Mahia Peninsula, Hawkes Bay, NZ
  • Off Portland Island, Mahia Peninsula, Hawkes Bay, NZ *2
more localities
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.193)

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