NZ Mollusca

Bursa verrucosa (G.B.Sowerby I, 1825)

Bursa verrucosa
From about 20 metres, off Northland, 30mm
Bursa verrucosa
Washed up in beach drift, Rarawa Beach, Far North, 35mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Littorinimorpha - Bursidae - Bursa
Size/Grows to: Height 55mm, Width 30mm
Distribution: Off Northland and White Island, NZ. Also Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island , Kermadecs and New South Wales [K.A.]
Some known Localities
  • NE of Norfolk Island, Australia
  • Norfolk Island, Australia, (holotype)
  • W side Meyer Island, Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
  • Off Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands
  • Kermadec Islands
  • E end of Denham Bay, Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands *2
  • Rarawa Beach, Far North, NZ
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • Deep Water Cove, 33-46 metres, Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Rikoriko Cave, Aorangi, Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ
  • South Harbour, Poor Knights Islands, Northland, NZ
  • Off White Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ
  • Spurgeon, A.M., Burch, K.W., Carson, K., Walton, K., Plaisted, J. Nov/2017: Notes on NZ Collected Species, Cookia, 29 (p.14)
  • Brook, F.J., Marshall, B.A. 1998: The coastal molluscan fauna of the northern Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 28 (p.64)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.169)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1965: New Zealand Molluscan Systematics with Descriptions of New Species: Part 5, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 6(2) (p.162)

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