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Calliostoma waikanae
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - ZMA.MOLL.24872 - Calliostoma waikanae forsteriana Dell, R.K., 1950 - Calliostomatidae - Mollusc shell.jpeg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily:
Trochoidea
Family:
Calliostomatidae
Subfamily:
Calliostomatinae
Tribe:
Calliostomatini
Genus:
Species:
C. waikanae
Binomial name
Calliostoma waikanae
(Oliver, 1926)
Synonyms
  • Calliostoma (Maurea) hauraki Dell, R.K., 1950
  • Calliostoma (Maurea) haurakiensis Dell, R.K., 1950
  • Calliostoma (Maurea) morioria Powell, A.W.B., 1946
  • Calliostoma (Maurea) pellucidum moriorium Powell, A.W.B., 1946
  • Calliostoma (Maurea) waikanae Oliver, 1926
  • Calliostoma pellucidum morioria Powell, A.W.B., 1946
  • Maurea morioria Powell, 1946
  • Venustas forsteriana Dell, 1950
  • Venustas haurakiensis Dell, 1950

Calliostoma waikanae, common name the Waikanae top shell, is a species of medium-sized sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Calliostomatidae, the calliostoma top snails.

Subspecies

Description

The size of the shell varies between 35 mm and 55 mm.


Distribution

This marine species occurs off New Zealand, the Kermadec Islands; Northern Queensland to New South Wales, Australia

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