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Taxonomy
Family:
EPITONIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Caenogastropoda (Subclass)
> [unassigned] Caenogastropoda (Order)
> Epitonioidea (Superfamily)
> Epitoniidae (Family)
> Recluzia (Genus)
> lutea (Species)
Synonymised Names:
=Janthina jehennei (Petit de la Saussaye, 1853)
=Janthina lutea Bennett, 1840
=Janthina turrita von dem Busch, 1849
=Lymnaea palmeri Dall, 1871
=Recluzia bensoni A. Adams, 1861
=Recluzia effusa Thiele, 1928
=Recluzia globosa E.A. Smith, 1876
=Recluzia jehennei Petit de la Saussaye, 1853
=Recluzia montrouzieri Souverbie, 1871
=Recluzia palmeri (Dall, 1871)
=Recluzia rollandiana Petit de la Saussaye, 1853
=Recluzia rollandiana var. annamitica Wattebled, 1886
Species Images: Recluzia lutea (Bennett, 1840)
Occasionally washes ashore on ocean beaches. 23mm
Taxonomy
Family:
EPITONIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Caenogastropoda (Subclass)
> [unassigned] Caenogastropoda (Order)
> Epitonioidea (Superfamily)
> Epitoniidae (Family)
> Recluzia (Genus)
> lutea (Species)
Synonymised Names:
=Janthina jehennei (Petit de la Saussaye, 1853)
=Janthina lutea Bennett, 1840
=Janthina turrita von dem Busch, 1849
=Lymnaea palmeri Dall, 1871
=Recluzia bensoni A. Adams, 1861
=Recluzia effusa Thiele, 1928
=Recluzia globosa E.A. Smith, 1876
=Recluzia jehennei Petit de la Saussaye, 1853
=Recluzia montrouzieri Souverbie, 1871
=Recluzia palmeri (Dall, 1871)
=Recluzia rollandiana Petit de la Saussaye, 1853
=Recluzia rollandiana var. annamitica Wattebled, 1886
Details: Recluzia lutea (Bennett, 1840)
Size/Grows to:
Height 37mm, Width 26mm
Distribution:
Washed ashore Northland to Bay of Plenty
Geographical Range:
KA
Notes:
Marine, Pelagic, feeds on floating Minyadidae anemones
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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
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