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Taxonomy
Family:
APLYSIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Heterobranchia (Subclass)
> Euthyneura (Infraclass)
> Tectipleura (Subterclass)
> Aplysiida (Order)
> Aplysioidea (Superfamily)
> Aplysiidae (Family)
> Aplysia (Genus)
> argus (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Aplysia (Aplysia) Linnaeus, 1767 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia (Metaplysia) Pilsbry, 1951
=Aplysia (Neaplysia) J.G. Cooper, 1863 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia (Pruvotaplysia) Engel, 1936 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia (Subaplysia) M. Medina, T. Collins & Walsh, 2005
=Aplysia (Tullia) Pruvot-Fol, 1933 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia (Varria) Eales, 1960 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysiopsis Bergh, 1898
=Laplysia Linnaeus, 1767
=Phyllobranchopsis Eliot, 1905
=Pruvotaplysia Engel, 1936
=Tullia Pruvot-Fol, 1933
=Varria Eales, 1960
Synonymised Names:
=Aplysia dactylomela of authors not Rang
Species Images: Aplysia argus Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830
In large rock pool, Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ. ~300mm (animal)
In large rock pool, Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ. ~300mm (animal)
In large rock pool, Tapotupotu Bay, Far North, NZ. ~300mm (animal)
Taxonomy
Family:
APLYSIIDAE
Full Classification:
Mollusca (Phylum)
> Gastropoda (Class)
> Heterobranchia (Subclass)
> Euthyneura (Infraclass)
> Tectipleura (Subterclass)
> Aplysiida (Order)
> Aplysioidea (Superfamily)
> Aplysiidae (Family)
> Aplysia (Genus)
> argus (Species)
Genus Synonyms:
=Aplysia (Aplysia) Linnaeus, 1767 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia (Metaplysia) Pilsbry, 1951
=Aplysia (Neaplysia) J.G. Cooper, 1863 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia (Pruvotaplysia) Engel, 1936 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia (Subaplysia) M. Medina, T. Collins & Walsh, 2005
=Aplysia (Tullia) Pruvot-Fol, 1933 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysia (Varria) Eales, 1960 accepted, alternate representation
=Aplysiopsis Bergh, 1898
=Laplysia Linnaeus, 1767
=Phyllobranchopsis Eliot, 1905
=Pruvotaplysia Engel, 1936
=Tullia Pruvot-Fol, 1933
=Varria Eales, 1960
Synonymised Names:
=Aplysia dactylomela of authors not Rang
Details: Aplysia argus Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830
Size/Grows to:
Height 40mm, Length 400mm (animal)
Distribution:
Northland. Worldwide in warm seas
Geographical Range:
KA
Notes:
Marine
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References and Publications

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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