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Cookia sulcata (Cook's turban) Catlins.JPG
Cookia sulcata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Turbinidae
Genus: Cookia
Lesson, 1832[1]
Type species
Cookia novaezelandiae Lesson, 1832

Cookia is a genus of large sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails.

Cookia is sometimes treated as a subgenus of the genus Bolma. [1]

The genus was named after Captain James Cook.


Species within the genus Cookia include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Cookia novaezelandiae Lesson, 1832: synonym of Cookia sulcata (Lightfoot, 1786)


  1. ^ Lesson R. P. (1832). Illustr. de Zool. (5): pl. 15.
  • Alf A. & Kreipl K. (2011) The family Turbinidae. Subfamilies Turbininae Rafinesque, 1815 and Prisogasterinae Hickman & McLean, 1990. In: G.T. Poppe & K. Groh (eds), A Conchological Iconography. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. pp. 1-82, pls 104-245

Further reading[edit]

  • Powell A W B, New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  • Glen Pownall, New Zealand Shells and Shellfish, Seven Seas Publishing Pty Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-85467-054-8