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Acanthochitona zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)Species Images
Henderson Bay, Far North. Under rocks at low tide. 20mm
Out of water at low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. Approx. 15mm
Out of water at low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ. Approx. 20mm
Acanthochitona zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class) > Neoloricata (Subclass) > Chitonida (Order) > Cryptoplacoidea (Superfamily) > Acanthochitonidae (Family) > Acanthochitona (Genus)
Family:
ACANTHOCHITONIDAE
Size/Grows to:
Length 31mm, Width 20mm
Distribution:
North, South, Stewart and Auckland Islands. Intertidal under stones and in rock pools
Geographical Range:
ACFAnE.
Notes:
Hairy Chiton. Marine, Endemic
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Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
Fw =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil