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Cominella virgata
Cominella virgata virgata (underside).JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily:
Buccinoidea
Family:
Subfamily:
Tribe:
Cominellini
Genus:
Cominella
Species:
C. virgata
Binomial name
Cominella virgata
H. Adams and A. Adams, 1853
Synonyms
  • Buccinum lineolatum Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 (Homonym and synonym)
  • Cominella (Cominula) virgata H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853¬∑ accepted, alternate representation
  • Cominella (Cominula) virgata brookesi Powell, 1952¬∑ accepted, alternate representation
  • Cominella (Josepha) virgata H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
  • Cominella virgata virgata H. and A. Adams, 1853
  • Cominella virgata brookesi Powell, 1952

Cominella virgata is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.

Distribution

This marine species is endemic to New Zealand.

Taxonomy

Cominella virgata brookesi
Dorsal view of a Cominella virgata shell.

A subspecies, Cominella virgata brookesi Powell, 1952 was formerly recognized, but the taxon was demonstrated to be genetically indistinguishable from C. virgata virgata.

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