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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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L =
E =
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Anteaeolidiella lurana (Ev. Marcus & Er. Marcus, 1967)

Classification:Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Nudibranchia
Size/Grows to:Length 20mm (animal)
Synonyms:(=indica of authors not Bergh)
Distribution:North east coast of North Island, intertidal to about 11 metres. Also widespread throughout the Pacific and California
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.77)
  • Carmona, L., Bhave, V., Salunkhe, R., Pola, M., Gosliner, T.M., Cervera, J.L. 2014: Systematic review of Anteaeolidiella (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Aeolidiidae) based on morphological and molecular data, with a description of three new species, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 171 (p.122)
  • Miller, M.C. 2001: Aeolid nudibranchs (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) of the family Aeolidiidae from New Zealand, Journal of Natural History, 35 (p.635)
  • Willan, R.C., Morton, J.E. 1984: Opisthobranchia, Marine Molluscs, University of Auckland, Leigh Marine Laboratory, 2 (p.72)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.