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Roseaplagis mortenseni (Odhner, 1924)Species Images
In beach drift, Chatham Islands, NZ. 6mm
In beach drift, Chatham Islands, NZ. 5mm
Holotype of Micrelenchus sanguineus morioria, collected Feb 1933, off Owenga Beach, Chatham Islands, NZ (MA70471). Approx. 5mm. © Auckland Museum (CC-BY)
Roseaplagis mortenseni (Odhner, 1924)
Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Vetigastropoda (Subclass) > Trochida (Order) > Trochoidea (Superfamily) > Trochidae (Family) > Cantharidinae (Subfamily) > Roseaplagis (Genus) > mortenseni (Species)
Family: Subfamily:
TROCHIDAE: CANTHARIDINAE
Size/Grows to:
Width 6mm, Height 7mm
Synonymised Names:
=Cantharidus mortenseni (Odhner, 1924)
=Gibbula mortenseni Odhner, 1924
=Micrelenchus (Plumbelenchus) mortenseni (Odhner, 1924)
=Micrelenchus caelatus archibenthicola Dell, 1956
=Micrelenchus mortenseni (Odhner, 1924)
=Micrelenchus sanguineus morioria Powell, 1933
Distribution:
South Island. From Otago south to Stewart Island. Chatham, Auckland, Campbell, Antipodes and Bounty Islands. In beach drift. Living at 10-244 metres
Geographical Range:
CFMAnE.
Notes:
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 approximation 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