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A colourful Nudibranch found occasionally in the north. These specimens were found at low tide on Zostera Flats
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

Plocamopherus imperialis Angas, 1864

Classification:Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Nudibranchia
Family:POLYCERIDAE: TRIOPHINAE
Size/Grows to:Length 45mm (animal)
Distribution:Far North
Geographical Range:A
References and Publications:
  • Morley, M.S., Hayward, B.W. 2015: Intertidal records of 'sea slugs' (nudibranchs and allied opisthobranch gastropods) from northern North Island, New Zealand, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 50 (p.70)
  • Morley, M.S. Oct/1996: Plocamophorus imperialis (Angas, 1864) (Nudibranchia: Polyceridae: Triophinae), Poirieria, 19 (p.26)
  • Willan, R.C., Coleman, N. 1984: Nudibranchs of Australasia, Neville Coleman's Australasian Marine Photographic Index, Sydney (p.10)