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Key to 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
Class Polyplacophora
Sub Class Loricata
Order Lepidopleurida
Ferreiraella Sirenko, 1988 (F. caribbensis Sirenko) (=Xylophagus Gowlett-Holmes & Jones)
xylophaga (Gowlett-Holmes & Jones, 1992) A.C.M.E.
Leptochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton cinereus Montague) (=Terenochiton Iredale)
deecresswellae Anseeuw & Terryn, 2002 F.E.
fairchildi Iredale & Hull, 1929 An.
finlayi (Ashby, 1929) A.C.F.E.
inquinatus (Reeve, 1847) A.C.F.An.E.
norfolcensis (Hedley & Hull, 1912) (= subtropicalis Iredale) K.
otagoensis Iredale & Hull, 1929 F.E.
subantarcticus (Iredale & Hull, 1930) F.M.An.E.
Leptochiton (Parachiton) Thiele, 1909 (Lepidopleurus aluminatus Thiele)
mestayerae (Iredale, 1914) K.E.
textilis (Powell, 1937) A.E.
Hemiarthrum Carpenter in Dall, 1876 (H.setulosum Carpenter in Dall)
setulosum Carpenter in Dall, 1876 An.
Order Chitonida
Ischnochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton textilis Gray) (=Simplischnochiton Van Belle)
circumvallatus (Reeve, 1847) F.An.
granulifer Thiele, 1909 A.E.
intermedius Hedley & Hull, 1912 K.
luteoroseus Suter, 1907 (=mawsoni Cotton) An.
maorianus Iredale, 1914 A.C.F.M.E.
Lepidozona Pilsbry, 1892 (Chiton mertensii von Middendorff)
beui O'Neill, 1987 C.F.E.
Callochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton laevis Montague)
crocinus (Reeve, 1847) A.C.F.
empleurus (Hutton, 1872) (=subeudoxus Iredale & Hull) F.An.E.
kapitiensis Mestayer, 1926 (=puniceus of authors, not Gould) A.C.F.An.E.
mortenseni Odhner, 1924 An.E.
oligosulculatus Kaas & Van Belle, 1985 A.E.
perscrutandus (Iredale & Hull, 1929) C.E.
sulculatus Suter, 1907 F.E.
Eudoxochiton Shuttleworth, 1853 (Acanthopleura nobilis Gray in Dieffenbach)
nobilis (Gray in Dieffenbach, 1843) K.A.C.F.E.
Lorica H.& A.Adams, 1852 (Chiton cimolius Reeve)
haurakiensis Mestayer, 1921 A.C.F.E.
Loricella Pilsbry, 1893 (Lorica angasi H.Adams in H.Adams & Angas)
profundior (Dell, 1956) A.C.F.M.
Chiton Linnaeus, 1758 (C. tuberculatus Linnaeus) (= Amaurochiton Thiele in Troschel, = Sypharochiton Thiele in Troschel)
glaucus Gray, 1828 A.C.F.E. photo
Rhyssoplax Thiele, 1893 (Chiton affinis Issel)
aerea (Reeve, 1847) (=huttoni Suter, =clavata Suter, =suteri Iredale) A.C.F.An.E.
canaliculata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) A.C.F.M.
exasperata Iredale, 1914 K.E.
stangeri (Reeve, 1847) A.C.F.E.
Sypharochiton Thiele in Troschel, 1893 (Chiton pelliserpentis Quoy & Gaimard)
aorangi (Creese & O'Neill, 1987) A.E.
pelliserpentis Quoy & Gaimard, 1835 A.C.F.M.
sinclairi (Gray, 1843) A.C.F.M.E.
themeropis (Iredale, 1914) K.E.
torri (Suter, 1907) F.E.
Onithochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton undulatus Quoy & Gaimard, not Wood) (=Nodiplax Beu)
neglectus Rochebrune, 1881 (=marmoratus Wissel, =chathamensis Dell, =opiniosus Iredale & Hull) A.C.F.M.An.E.
neglectus subantarcticus Suter, 1907 An.E.
oliveri (Iredale, 1914) K.E.
Placiphorella (Verrill & Smith, 1882) (P. velata Carpenter in Dall)
atlantica (Verrill & Smith, 1882) An.
Plaxiphora Gray, 1847 (Chiton carmichaelis Gray) (=Aerilamma Hull, =Guildingia Dall, =Diaphoraplax Iredale, =Maorichiton Iredale, =Vaferichiton Iredale & Hull)
aurata (Spalowsky, 1795) (=campbelli Filhol) M.An.
australis (Suter, 1907) An.E.
biramosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) A.C.F.M.An.E.
boydeni Murdoch, 1982 C.F.M.An.E.
caelata (Reeve, 1847) (=schauinslandi Thiele) K.A.C.F.M.E.
murdochi Suter, 1905 K.A.C.F.E.
obtecta Carpenter in Pilsbry, 1893 A.C.F.E.
Plaxiphora (Frembleya) H.Adams, 1866 (F.egregia H.Adams)
egregia (H.Adams, 1866) C.F.E.
Acanthochitona Gray, 1821 (Chiton fascicularis Linnaeus)
thileniusi (Thiele, 1909) A.E.
zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) A.C.F.An.E.
Acanthochitona (Notoplax) H.Adams, 1862 (Cryptoplax speciosa H.Adams)
aupouria Powell, 1937 A.E.
facilis Iredale & Hull, 1931 A.C.F.E.
latalamina Dell, 1956 C.E.
mariae (Webster, 1908) A.C.F.E.
rubiginosa (Hutton, 1872) (=oliveri Ashby) A.C.F.M.E.
violacea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) A.C.F.M.E. photo
websteri (Powell, 1937) A.E.
Cryptoconchus Burrows, 1815 (Chiton porosus Burrow)
porosus (Burow, 1815) A.C.F.M.E.
Pseudotonicia Ashby, 1928 (Tonicia cuneata Suter)
cuneata (Suter, 1908) A.C.E.