NZ Mollusca

Comitas trailli (Hutton, 1873)

Comitas trailli
Dredged 88 metres, Otago Shelf, NZ, 13mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda - Pseudomelatomidae - Comitas
Family: PSEUDOMELATOMIDAE
Size/Grows to: Height 28mm, Width 10mm
Distribution: South Island. Off Oamaru to Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island [F.]
Notes: Endemic
Some known Localities
  • Off Oamaru, 68 metres, Northern Otago, NZ
  • Off Taiaroa Head, 110 metres, Otago, NZ
  • Foveaux Strait, 27 metres, NZ
  • Off Stewart Island, 44 metres, NZ, (holotype)
  • North Arm, 37-46 metres, Port Pegasus, Stewart Island, NZ *2
References:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.229)

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