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Washed up on Henderson Bay, Far North. Photo 3001222. 30mm. Reproduced courtesy of naturewatch.org.nz
Washed up on Henderson Bay, Far North. Photo 3001219. 30mm. Reproduced courtesy of naturewatch.org.nz
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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
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Glaucus atlanticus Forster, 1777

Classification:Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Nudibranchia
Family:GLAUCIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 40mm (animal)
Distribution:Pelagic. Washed ashore Hauraki Gulf, Muriwai Beach and 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.77)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.290)
  • Hole, D.M. Feb/1975: Seaborne Treasures, Matai Bay, Poirieria, 7(6) (p.115)