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

Sypharochiton sinclairi (Gray, 1843)

Classification:Polyplacophora - Loricata - Chitonida
Family:CHITONIDAE: CHITONINAE
Distribution:North, South, Stewart and also recently recorded from the Chatham Islands
Geographical Range:ACFME.
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A., Walton, K. 2015: New records of intertidal and shallow sub-tidal (to 30 m) Mollusca from the Chatham Islands, Cookia, 27 (p.2)
  • Nikula, R., Spencer, H.G., Waters, J.M. 2011: Evolutionary consequences of microhabitat: Population-genetic structuring in kelp- vs. rock-associated chitons, Molecular Ecology, 20 (p.4916)
  • Hazelwood, B.F. Sep/1992: The blue-ringed chiton - Chiton sinclairi, Poirieria, 16(4) (p.23)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.29)

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