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Glaphyrina plicata

Glaphyrina plicata , Photo: Graham Bould

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropoda
Subclassis: Orthogastropoda
Superordo: Caenogastropoda
Ordo: Sorbeoconcha
Subordo: Hypsogastropoda
Infraordo: Neogastropoda
Superfamilia: Buccinoidea
Familia: Fasciolariidae
Subfamilia: Fusininae
Genera: Glaphyrina
Species: Glaphyrina plicata


Glaphyrina plicata is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.


This species is endemic to the northern part of the North Island of New Zealand. It is found in waters of about 80 m.

The shell height is up to 44.5 mm, and width up to 19.5 mm.


* Powell A W B, New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1

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