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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
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
Polyplacophora - Loricata - Lepidopleurida - Family: Leptochitonidae

Leptochitonidae

 

Genus: Leptochiton

 
Leptochiton deecresswellae Anseeuw & Terryn, 2002
Endemic
Off east Otago Heads, edge of Papanui Canyon, 600 metres [FE.]
 
Leptochiton finlayi (Ashby, 1929)
Length 8.5mm, Width 4mm, Endemic
South and Stewart Island. Otago Heads. Also recorded from off East Cape [ACFE.]
 
Leptochiton inquinatus (Reeve, 1847)
Length 14mm, Width 7mm, Endemic
North Island. Intertidal under stones [ACFAnE.]
 
Leptochiton kerguelensis Haddon, 1886 (=fairchildi Iredale & Hull)
Length 8mm, Width 4mm
Macquarie Island. On intertidal rocks [An]
 
Leptochiton norfolcensis (Hedley & Hull, 1912) (=subtropicalis Iredale)
Kermadec Islands. Intertidal to shallow subtidal under stones [K.]
 
Leptochiton otagoensis Iredale & Hull, 1929
Length 7mm, Width 3.5mm, Endemic
South Island. Otago. Under stones just below high water mark [FE.]
 
Leptochiton subantarcticus (Iredale & Hull, 1930)
Endemic
Auckland Islands, 175 metres [FMAnE.]
 

Genus: Leptochiton (Parachiton)

 
Endemic
Kermadec Islands. Intertidal to 45 metres under stones [K.E.]
 
Endemic
Off Three Kings Islands and off East Cape [AE.]