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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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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Polyplacophora - Loricata - Lepidopleurida - Family: Leptochitonidae



Genus: Leptochiton

Leptochiton deecresswellae Anseeuw & Terryn, 2002
Off east Otago Heads, edge of Papanui Canyon, 600 m [FE.]
Leptochiton finlayi (Ashby, 1929)
Length 8.5mm, Width 4mm
South and Stewart Island. Otago Heads. Also recorded from off East Cape [ACFE.]
Leptochiton inquinatus (Reeve, 1847)
Length 14mm, Width 7mm
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
South Island. Otago. Under stones just below high water mark [FE.]
Leptochiton subantarcticus (Iredale & Hull, 1930)
Auckland Islands, 175 metres [FMAnE.]

Genus: Leptochiton (Parachiton)

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