Glaphyrina plicata

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Glaphyrina plicata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Buccinidae
Genus: Glaphyrina
Species: G. plicata
Binomial name
Glaphyrina plicata
Powell, 1929

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
  • Powell A.W.B. (1929) The Recent and Tertiary species of the genus Buccinulum in New Zealand, with a review of related genera and families. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 60: 57-101, pls 1-4. [Published 31 May 1929]

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