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Antimelatoma buchanani
Antimelatoma buchanani maorum.JPG
A shell of Antimelatoma buchanani maorum
Scientific classification
  • Antimelatoma ahiparana Powell, 1942
  • Antimelatoma benthicola Powell, 1942
  • Antimelatoma buchanani maorum (E.A. Smith, 1877)
  • Drillia maorum E.A. Smith, 1877
  • Pleurotoma buchanani F.W. Hutton, 1873 (original combination)

Antimelatoma buchanani is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Pseudomelatomidae.


The length of the shell attains 20 mm, its diameter 6 mm.

(Original description) The fusiform shell is elongated. The spire is acute. The whorls are carinated, with fine spiral lines, and obliquely plicated anteriorly. The posterior part is smooth, concave, with a slight ridge at the suture. The aperture is oval. The siphonal canal produced. The body whorl is longer than the spire.


This marine species is endemic to New Zealand and occurs off Northland to East Cape

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