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Calliostoma blacki
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily:
Trochoidea
Family:
Calliostomatidae
Subfamily:
Calliostomatinae
Tribe:
Calliostomatini
Genus:
Species:
C. blacki
Binomial name
Calliostoma blacki
Powell, 1950
Synonyms
  • Calliostoma (Maurea) blacki (Powell, 1950)
  • Coelotrochus chathamensis profundus Dell, R.K., 1956
  • Thoristella chathamensis profunda Dell, 1956
  • Venustas blacki Powell, 1950
  • Venustas couperi Vella, 1954

Calliostoma blacki, common name Black's maurea, is a medium-sized sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Calliostomatidae, the calliostoma top snails.

Some authors place this taxon in the subgenus Calliostoma (Maurea).

Description

The size of the shell varies between 30 mm and 60 mm.

Distribution

This marine species occurs off New Zealand.

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