Melanella kaiparaensis Laws 1939 (snail)

Gastropoda - Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae

Alternative combination: Balcis kaiparaensis

Full reference: C. R. Laws. 1939. The molluscan faunule at Pakaurangi Point, Kaipara - No. 1. Transactions and Proceedings of the royal Society of New Zealand 68(4):466-503

Belongs to Melanella according to A. G. Beu et al. 1990

See also Laws 1939

Sister taxa: Melanella (Polygyreulima), Melanella badenia, Melanella bolivarensis, Melanella coalingana, Melanella conoidea, Melanella dufresnei, Melanella eborea, Melanella indicaformis, Melanella jacksonensis, Melanella jamaicensis, Melanella karsteni, Melanella migrans, Melanella seymourensis, Melanella waikomitica

Type specimen: Its type locality is Pakaurangi Point, Kaipara Harbour, which is in an Otaian coastal sandstone in the Pakaurangi Formation of New Zealand

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Pakaurangi Point, Kaipara Harbour

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.