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Taxonomy
Family:
APLUSTRIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Heterobranchia (Subclass)
> Euthyneura (Infraclass)
> Acteonimorpha (Subterclass)
> Acteonoidea (Superfamily)
> Aplustridae (Family)
> Hydatina (Genus)
> physis (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Hydatoria Iredale, 1936
Synonymised Names:
=Bulla atrolineata Schröter, 1804
=Bulla physis Linnaeus, 1758
=Bulla quoyana d'Orbigny, 1845
=Bulla staminea Menke, 1853
=Hydatina filosa Schumacher, 1817
Species Images: Hydatina physis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rangiputa, Northland. 34mm
A fragile Gastropod found occasionally off the Northland Coast
At low tide, buried in silty sand, Houhora Heads, Far North, NZ. ~60mm (animal)
At low tide, buried in silty sand, Houhora Heads, Far North, NZ. ~60mm (animal)
Below low tide, Houhora Heads, Far North, NZ. 60-70mm (animal)
Below low tide, Houhora Heads, Far North, NZ. 60-70mm (animal)
Below low tide, Houhora Heads, Far North, NZ. 60-70mm (animal)
Below low tide, Houhora Heads, Far North, NZ. 60-70mm (animal)
Taxonomy
Family:
APLUSTRIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Heterobranchia (Subclass)
> Euthyneura (Infraclass)
> Acteonimorpha (Subterclass)
> Acteonoidea (Superfamily)
> Aplustridae (Family)
> Hydatina (Genus)
> physis (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Hydatoria Iredale, 1936
Synonymised Names:
=Bulla atrolineata Schröter, 1804
=Bulla physis Linnaeus, 1758
=Bulla quoyana d'Orbigny, 1845
=Bulla staminea Menke, 1853
=Hydatina filosa Schumacher, 1817
Details: Hydatina physis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Size/Grows to:
Height 50mm, Width 42mm
Distribution:
Worldwide in warm seas. Northland east coast to Coromandel
Geographical Range:
KA
Notes:
Rose Petal Bubble Shell, Marine
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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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