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Mollusca (Phylum) > Polyplacophora (Class)
Class: POLYPLACOPHORA
Subclass: NEOLORICATA
Lepidopleurida Thiele, 1909
ABYSSOCHITONIDAE Dell'Angelo & Palazzi, 1989
Ferreiraella Sirenko, 1988 (F. caribbensis Sirenko) (=Xylophagus Gowlett-Holmes & Jones)
xylophaga (Gowlett-Holmes & Jones, 1992) A.C.M.E.
LEPTOCHITONIDAE Dall, 1889
Leptochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton cinereus Montague) (=Terenochiton Iredale)
deecresswellae Anseeuw & Terryn, 2002 F.E.
finlayi (Ashby, 1929) A.C.F.E.
inquinatus (Reeve, 1847) A.C.F.An.E. photo
kerguelensis Haddon, 1886 (=fairchildi Iredale & Hull) An.
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.
HANLEYIDAE Bergenhayn, 1955
Hemiarthrum Carpenter in Dall, 1876 (H.setulosum Carpenter in Dall)
setulosum Carpenter in Dall, 1876 An.
Chitonida
Chitonoidea Rafinesque, 1815
ISCHNOCHITONIDAE Dall, 1889
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) F.An.
maorianus Iredale, 1914 A.C.F.M.E. photo
Lepidozona Gray, 1847 (Chiton mertensii von Middendorff)
beui O'Neill, 1987 A.C.F.M.E.
CALLOCHITONIDAE Plate, 1901
Callochiton Gray, 1847 (Chiton laevis Montague)
crocinus (Reeve, 1847) A.C.F. photo
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. photo
LORICIDAE Iredale & Hull, 1923
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.
CHITONIDAE Rafinesque, 1815
CHITONIDAE: CHITONINAE Rafinesque, 1815
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. photo
stangeri (Reeve, 1847) A.C.F.E.
exasperata Iredale, 1914 K.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. photo
sinclairi (Gray, 1843) A.C.F.M.E. photo
themeropis (Iredale, 1914) K.E.
torri (Suter, 1907) F.E.
CHITONIDAE: TONICIINAE Pilsbry, 1893
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. photo
neglectus subantarcticus Suter, 1907 An.E.
oliveri (Iredale, 1914) K.E.
Mopalioidea Dall, 1889
MOPALIIDAE Dall, 1889
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. photo
murdochi Suter, 1905 K.A.C.F.E.
obtecta Carpenter in Pilsbry, 1893 A.C.F.E. photo
Plaxiphora (Frembleya) H. Adams, 1866 (F.egregia H.Adams)
egregia (H.Adams, 1866) C.F.E.
Cryptoplacoidea H. & A. Adams, 1858
ACANTHOCHITONIDAE Pilsbry, 1893
Acanthochitona Gray, 1821 (Chiton fascicularis Linnaeus)
thileniusi (Thiele, 1909) A.E.
zelandica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1835) A.C.F.An.E. photo
Notoplax H. Adams, 1862 (Cryptoplax (Notoplax) 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. photo
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. photo
Pseudotonicia Ashby, 1928 (Tonicia cuneata Suter)
cuneata (Suter, 1908) A.C.E. photo
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